PENGUINS HEAD TO NEW YORK ON THURSDAY TO BATTLE RANGERS
The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the road for the first time this season when they travel to New York to meet the Rangers on Thursday at 7 p.m.
FSN Pittsburgh will televise the contest at 7 p.m., while 105.9 The X will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 6:30 p.m. The broadcast may be found live through streaming audio on pittsburghpenguins.com as well. Tune in for Penguins Hotline following every game on 105.9 The X and the Penguins Radio Network. Join in the conversation with host Bob Grove by calling the Penn Telecom toll-free line at 1-866-922-2874.
The Penguins (1-1) are looking for their second win. They opened the season last Thursday with a 4-0 home triumph over Philadelphia, but dropped a 2-0 decision to Detroit on Saturday. That marked the first time in franchise history the Penguins opened the season with a shutout win and followed it up with a shutout loss.
The reverse happened in 2002, when Toronto posted a 6-0 shutout win in Pittsburgh and the Penguins followed with a 6-0 home shutout win over the Rangers.
Thursday’s game also marks the New York return for Penguins’ third-line center Dominic Moore, who spent last season with the Rangers.
The Penguins hope to continue their strong penalty killing. They have yet to allow a power-play goal this season in 12 opportunities. However, they hope to spark their power-play units as the Penguins are 0 for 8 with a man advantage.
Pittsburgh returns home Saturday to take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m.