PENGUINS vs RANGERS PREVIEW
PITTSBURGH at N.Y. RANGERS
When and where — 7:30 p.m. today, Madison Square Garden, New York
TV — NBC Sports
Radio — WQMU-FM 92.5
Records — Penguins 11-4 (22 points, first place Metropolitan Division), Rangers 6-8 (12 points, fifth place Metropolitan Division)
Leading scorers — Penguins: Sidney Crosby (8 goals, 15 assists, 23 points), Chris Kunitz (8 goals); Rangers: Brad Richards (5 goals, 10 points), Derek Stepan (7 assists, 10 points).
Notes — The Penguins end a three-day layoff with their first meeting of the season with the division rival Rangers. The Penguins were 4-1 against the Rangers last season. … Over their last 10 games, the Penguins have a three-game winning streak, a three-game losing streak and, currently, a four-game winning streak. … Sidney Crosby has five points, all assists, in four-game points streak. Chris Kunitz has goals in four straight games. … Crosby leads the league in scoring and is second in assists. … Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (10-2, .929 save percentage) leads the league in wins.
About the Rangers — New York saw its three-game winning streak end with a 2-1 loss to Anaheim at home on Monday. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the Rangers’ goal in the second period. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 of 25 shots. … Carl Hagelin has two goals and four points in four games since returning to the lineup after recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Also in the last four games, Chris Kreider has two goals and five points and Mats Zuccarello has five assists. … Lundqvist is 4-6 with a .914 save percentage. Two of his wins have been shutouts. … Center and former Penguin Dominic Moore (strained oblique) and winger Rick Nash (concussion) are out.
Next — The Penguins play at St. Louis on Saturday.