Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 1/6/12
Standings: Penguins (20-12-7), Rangers (25-9-4) Leading Scorer: Evgeny Malkin (15-28-43) Goaltender: Marc Andre Fleury (31 GP, 2.26 GAA, .910 SV%) Rangers Lines (probable) Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Carl Hagelin Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Brandon Prust Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman Marc Staal-Stu Bickel Henrik Lundqvist gets the start tonight. Scratches/Injuries: Wojtek Wolski (groin), Mike Sauer (concussion), Erik Christensen (healthy), Jeff Woywitka (healthy) Preview: Despite being Sidney Crosby-less, the Penguins are still a pretty good team that wil make the playoffs. They get the job done with a combination of scoring (5th in the conference – 121 goals for) and great defense (3rd in the conference – 100 goals allowed). The Penguins outscore the Rangers on average, but the goal differential favors the Rangers by 11 goals due to the Rangers great defensive play. The Pens
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