Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. New York Rangers GameDay, Odds, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (11-3-1, 23 points) will be seeking payback tonight as they host their Metropolitan Division rival, the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center.

After losing to the Rangers on Tuesday, snapping their 7-game winning streak, the Black and Gold got back on the winning track on Friday as they edged the Maple Leafs 2-1 in Toronto. Goaltender Thomas Greiss captured his second victory since Oct. 23.

Alain Vigneault’s crew (7-6-3, 17 points) followed up their 5-0 shutout of the Pens on Tuesday with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden. The Blue Shirts have earned at least a point in nine of their last 12 contests.

Tonight is the second of four games this season between the two teams. New York has claimed a point in six of its last seven contests against Pittsburgh, dating back to April 2013, and has outscored the Penguins 26-16 in the seven matchups.

When: Saturday, Nov. 15

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

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: XM Channel 219, XM Internet 942

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

The Rangers are the only National Hockey League team to win at least 24 road games in three out of four seasons between 2010-2011 and 2013-2014.

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has put up a 6-2-2 record, a 1.85 goals-against-average, a .937 save percentage, and three shutouts in his last 10 appearances. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound netminder is one shutout away from tying Ed Giacomin and Bernie Parent for 20th on the NHL’s all-time shutouts list.

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It could be a night when special teams are once more in the spotlight as Pittsburgh has 66 home power play goals over the last three seasons, which is the highest total in the NHL during that span.

Meanwhile, after surrendering a power-play goal in the game against the Rangers for the first time since Oct. 11, Pittsburgh went back to work and stopped all six of Toronto’s opportunities with the man advantage.

Up Next: The Black and Gold head north to the Bell Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 18 to take on the leaders of the Atlantic Division in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, the Montreal Canadiens (12-4-1, 25 points). The puck is set to drop at 7:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: After tonight’s contest, Pittsburgh plays three of their next four on the road…Robert Bortuzzo has one goal and two assists for three points in his last four games played…Marc-Andre Fleury has 26 career victories with a 2.74 GAA against the Rangers.