The Pittsburgh Penguins made a pair of major trades to bolster their attempt at a run for the Stanley Cup.
The New York Rangers are hoping their move can help them reach the playoffs.
While the recent acquisitions were unable to keep the Penguins' staggering winning streak intact, they'll try to continue another Wednesday night when they open a home-and-home set by visiting the Rangers, who may have Ryane Clowe available.
Pittsburgh (28-9-0) reeled off 15 victories in a row before falling 4-1 at home to Buffalo on Tuesday. It was also the Penguins' first game without Sidney Crosby, who was lost indefinitely to a broken jaw in Saturday's 2-0 win over the New York Islanders.
"It's a tough feeling; you just want to keep that (streak) going," said Jarome Iginla, who scored his first goal with the Penguins. "But at the same time it's very impressive to see what this group accomplished."
Pittsburgh, which is atop the Eastern Conference, seemed to improve its status as Stanley Cup fav...