Though the Pittsburgh Penguins have a chance to measure themselves against one of the better teams in the Western Conference on Saturday night, it's their previous game that may be occupying their thoughts.
Looking to rebound from a lopsided loss to a division rival, the Penguins close out a three-game road trip against the surging St. Louis Blues in a high-profile matchup of Stanley Cup contenders.
Metropolitan Division-leading Pittsburgh (11-5-0) came to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday having won four in a row, allowing five goals in that stretch, but matched that total over 60 minutes in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves and the Penguins went 1 for 8 on the power play, getting routed despite a 29-25 shots advantage.
"We weren't good," coach Dan Bylsma said. "We gave them opportunities. We didn't play at all at our game and then we got disjointed in our effort. We got disjointed in our game in the second.