Pittsburgh Penguins (14-6-4) @ New York Rangers (12-5-3)
TV: ROOT, Versus, TSN2
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
The "World's Most Famous Arena" has been heavily renovated and it looks quite a bit different than the last time the Pittsburgh Penguins visited. The Rangers are 6-1-1 at home this year, so many the renovations are working.
Kris Letang and Zbynek Michalek have gone back to Pittsburgh for medical evaluation. Alexandre Picard and Robert Bortuzzo have both been called up from WBS.
This is the Penguins first game against the Rangers since Matt Cooke tried to take someone's head off.
Season Series: 0-0-0.
Last meeting that counted: March 20, 2011. Rangers won 5-2.
What we said in our recap:
What will get lost in the Cooke elbow **** is that this was a really good game at one point -- very defensive, playoff-like tone. The Penguins owned the second period but could not beat King Henrik.