Monday, November 15, 2010

Penguins Gameday #19 (Rangers)

Penguins (9-8-1, 19 pts) (3rd Atlantic Division, 6th East)

Rangers (9-7-1, 19 pts) (2nd Atlantic Division, 4th East)

Where: Consol Energy Center

When: 7:00 ET


It certainly took long enough for the Rangers to make their 1st of 6 appearances on the Pens' schedule, but it comes at a high point for both teams. The Pens are coming off a solid weekend in which they outscored their opponents 9-3, and the Rangers just finished a 8-2 shellacking of Edmonton yesterday. Winner of this game gets the upper hand in chasing down the Flyers for the division.

Opponents to Watch:

-Marian Gaborik: He is finally healthy again, and already off to a hot start (3 goals and an assist yesterday). He is by far the greatest weapon in the Rags' arsenal.

-Ruslan Fedotenko: He is having a decent year thus far with NY, but more importantly he is familiar with many of the Pens' tendencies.

-Brandon Dubinsky: Really coming into his own this year, and leads his team in goals (10) and points (15). He also brings energy to the lineup.


-Staal is the only listed injury for the Pens.

-Rangers have a few injuries of note. Scorer Chris Drury, PF Vinny Prospal, and defenseman Michal Rozsival are all out.

-Lundqvist's status for the Rangers is uncertain, as he has been battling illness. If he is unable to play, we will likely see Biron.

3:00 pm- Tyler Kennedy is likely out for tonight with some sort of illness. Comrie will start in his place.

3:10 pm- Conner/Godard. Not sure who will play tonight.

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