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


The Pittsburgh Penguins seek to stave off elimination tonight when they take the ice against the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup playoff series.

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It is the 10th time in team history that the Black and Gold have been behind in a series, 3-1. They are 2-7 in such circumstances. The Pens rallied to down the Capitals in the 1992 Patrick Division Semifinals and defeated Washington again in the 1995 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

One of the keys to the game has to be Evgeni Malkin. The last time the 6-foot-3, 190-pound center put the puck in the net was Saturday, March 7 against the Ducks in Anaheim. He has accumulated zero points in his last nine contests.

New York coach Alain Vigneault and the rest of the Rangers are well aware that they were the most recent squad to rally back in the Stanley Cup playoffs from a 3-1 deficit. They are the 27th organization out of 275 teams to accomplish the comeback, and it remains fresh in their minds as it occurred last season against the Penguins.

When: Friday, April 24

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: Madison Square Garden

National Television: NBC Sports Network

Announcers: Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire

Pittsburgh 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

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Internet 942

Odds: Penguins +1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5. It should be noted that the total has gone under in five of Pittsburgh’s last six match-ups. It has also gone under in seven of their last 10 contests when playing the Rangers.

Power Play: Pittsburgh is 2-of-10 in the series when they have the man advantage while the Blue Shirts are 2-of-17.

Shots: New York holds a 114-94 advantage. / Goals: Rangers are up 9-7.

Up Next: If Game 6 is necessary, it will be played Sunday, April 26 at CONSOL Energy Center. The puck will drop at 3 p.m. and it will be broadcast on the NBC Network.

Game 7, if it is needed is set for Tuesday, April 28 back at Madison Square Garden with a time to be determined. The match-up will be on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Henrik Lundqvist’s 96 all-time postseason appearances in goal is second among active netminders and only one behind Marc-Andre Fleury‘s 97…Ben Lovejoy leads all National Hockey League defenseman averaging 5:01 of shorthanded time on the ice per game…Former Penguins defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement Thursday.

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