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NEW YORK -- Just when the Pittsburgh Penguins were starting to struggle and the New York Rangers were feeling better about themselves, the Penguins came back into Madison Square Garden on Thursday night and reminded both teams about the flip side of their recent fates. James Neal scored his fifth goal of the season and Simon Despres got his first as the Penguins broke out of a mini-slump to defeat the Rangers at Madison Square Garden by three goals for the second time in as many weeks, 3-0. Evgeni Malkin added his second goal of the season for Pittsburgh, less than two minutes into the game, and goalie Tomas Voukon made 28 saves in the shutout of the Rangers, who played their first full game without injured captain Ryan Callahan. "We always get up for playing the Rangers," said Neal, whose power-play goal 26 seconds into the third period gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead. "It's always fun playing at MSG, but at the same time, I think it was our best team game. We w...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Penguins have new lineups for their first and second power plays. The first power play has the same players on it with one small twist. Evgeni Malkin will be on the point and James Neal will be moving up. The interesting thing is the Penguins second powerplay which practiced with Dustin Jeffrey and Paul Martin at point.
The Penguins have had 8 defensemen on the roster all season...
The Rangers are blessed with the King but shouldn’t assume he’s around forever.
The Rangers are in an enviable situation with Henrik Lundqvist manning their net at an age where he can continue playing at a high level for a long time behind what should be a contender for several seasons. The immediate future in net is bright, but those who think the club should sit back and...
With two victories at Madison Square Garden and one each at Philadelphia and Ottawa, the Pittsburgh Penguins might be one of the best road teams in the NHL.
At home, however, things are different. Very different.
The Penguins are the only team in the league to not collect a point at home this season. Pittsburgh is 0-2 at Consol Energy Center and have been outscored 9-3 on their...
Per Bob McKenzie, captain Ryan Callahan is out 10-14 days with a shoulder subluxation, which means that Cally’s shoulder popped out of its socket real fast, then settled back in. This could have been a lot worse, but the Rangers will definitely miss Cally while he is out for those two weeks.
While he’s out, expect Carl Hagelin and Taylor Pyatt to get a lot of time with Derek Stepan.
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The Rangers opened the season 3-4-0. Sure, it’s not the start everyone had envisioned, especially with both Ryan Callahan and Chris Kreider out with injuries, but it’s only marginally worse than last year’s 3-2-2 start through seven games. That start included four games against non-playoff teams. This year the Rangers played the Penguins twice, the Flyers...
Rick Nash has 1 goal on 26 shots. As well as he has played, and it has been very, very well, that's somewhat of a problem.
— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) January 30, 2013
Nash has five assists and is a +5.
...you know what's strange, until I saw this tweet I didn't even notice. His game is so complete, he's been helping the Rangers win (see his five assists...
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Bergen Record - Rangers blanked by Penguins, 3-0, at the Garden
Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Marc Staal upset about non-call on Malkin
New York Post - Penguins shut out sloppy Rangers
New York Post - Blueshirts miss Callahan’s hard-nosed play
Daily News - Pens get to Rangers, Hank early in 3-0 win
New York Times - Inattention Contributes to Problems for...
Dan Bylsma remembers when Consol Energy Center opened a couple years ago and the Pittsburgh Penguins struggled to get comfortable in their fancy new digs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins coach heard the clamoring for the team to pack up and head back across the street to the decidedly antiquated - though plenty intimidating - Igloo. He couldn't miss the chatter about how the "House...
The New York Rangers appear to be back on track after a poor start to the season. The opposite has been true for the Pittsburgh Penguins, whose sudden dropoff after a solid opening has them searching for answers.
The Rangers, though, will try to begin making do without captain Ryan Callahan as they look to stop a pair of losing streaks against Pittsburgh on Thursday night.