Originally posted on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 1/6/12
pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Friday, Jan. 6, 7:00 p.m. CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 25-9-4 (54 pts) Penguins: 21-13-4 (46 pts) * All information through NHL games on Jan. 5 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: 970 The Apple), to conclude their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank first in the league overall, with a record of 25-9-4 (54 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Florida Panthers, 3-2, in overtime last night at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to three games, and have won eight of their last nine games. New York has posted a record of 22-6-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Penguins enter the contest with a 21-13-4 (46 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last
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