Pittsburgh Penguins Vs New York Rangers GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (10-2-1, 21 points) take aim at their eighth win in a row when they face the Rangers this evening at Madison Square Garden in New York. It is Game 4 of their five-game road trip.

Tonight is the first meeting between the two teams since the NHL Eastern Conference second round last season, when the Rangers came back from a 3-1 series deficit to win in seven contests, and knock the Pens out of the playoffs.

Alain Vigneault‘s crew (6-6-2, 14 points) is coming off back to back losses as they were defeated on Saturday by the Maple Leafs 5-4 in Toronto, and then beaten at home on Sunday 3-1 by the Edmonton Oilers.

This evening is the first of four meetings with the second contest set for this Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 11

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: Madison Square Garden

Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67162)

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7 (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67173)

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Internet 942

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.5.

Last year, the Penguins and the Rangers split their four-game series during the regular season, with each team going 1-1 on home ice. The Metropolitan Division rivals each gained five of a possible eight points in the series. The second and fourth games concluded in identical 4-3 shootouts with the home team picking up the victory.

The Pens and the Blue Shirts combined for 25 goals on 251 total shots. Special teams played a part as Pittsburgh went 5 of 14 on the power play while New York claimed 3 of 16.

Left wing Rick Nash leads New York with 14 points in 14 games, including a league-high tying 11 goals. It will be interesting at the other end of the ice to see how goaltender Henrik Lundqvist does this evening. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound netminder has faced the Penguins 51 times in his career, tied for the most he has played against any one team, and he is 25-19-7 with two shutouts, a 2.46 goals-against-average, and .913 save percentage.

The Rangers get defenseman John Moore back in the lineup tonight. Moore has finished serving his five-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula on Oct. 27.

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Pittsburgh established a franchise record on the penalty kill as they have gone 10 consecutive games without surrendering an opposition power play goal. The Pens penalty kill unit is ranked third in the National Hockey League.

The team re-assigned defenseman Scott Harrington on Sunday to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Pens announced on Tuesday that they recalled forward Beau Bennett from WBS.

Up Next: The Black and Gold conclude their five-game road trip when they trek north on Friday, Nov. 14 to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (8-5-2, 18 points) at the Air Canada Centre. The puck is set to drop at 7:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Kris Letang has eight points, three goals and five assists, in his last six games…At 28.6 percent, Chris Kunitz has the leading shooting percentage in the NHL with eight goals on 28 shots…Sidney Crosby put up his third career five-assist game on Saturday against the Sabres. The Captain leads the NHL in assists with 17 and points with 24.