New York Rangers
Before this Eastern Conference semifinal series, the one spot where the New York Rangers seemingly had a clear advantage over the Pittsburgh Penguins was in goal with Henrik Lundqvist.
For the first time in a long time, there’s not a lot of chatter and it’s likely because Marc-Andre Fleury’s critics and naysayers have been pretty well silenced.
Derick Brassard scored 3:06 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night.
Round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has arrived and the Pittsburgh Penguins have a formidable opponent awaiting them.
After scoring 3 goals and registering two assists in the six-game series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Penguins forward Jussi Jokinen joined Joe Starkey of Starkey and Mueller to talk about how the team is gearing up for their second round matchup with the New York Rangers.
Stempniak says the Pens chances may hinge more on how they play but the Rangers will provide them with a huge test.
Daniel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot scored second-period goals, and the New York Rangers advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
Many Penguins fans are hoping the two teams will take frustrations out on each other, but it appears fans of the two teams are already taking care of that.
The Pens advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday night, but their second round opponent is still unknown as it will come down to either the Rangers or Flyers.
Jay Caufield says if the Pens stars do what they are supposed to do, he likes them in any series.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi joined John Phillips Thursday night on “The Late Shift” to talk about the Flyers and Rangers series. The Rangers currently lead the Flyers 2-1 heading into Game 4 in Philadelphia.
Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout, and the New York Rangers beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Friday night to hand the Penguins a rare loss in the tiebreaker.
Sidney Crosby scored his 23rd goal of the season and added two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins ripped the New York Rangers 5-2 on Friday night for their 11th straight home win.
Brandon Sutter scored in the third period and then rescued the Penguins with the only goal of the shootout to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to extend their winning streak to five games when they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden tonight.