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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. NY Rangers (Game 1)

Friday, 05.02.2014 / 9:00 AM / Penguins Report
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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. NY Rangers (Game 1)
Get all the latest details on the Pens and Rangers before Game 1.



GAME DAY VIDEOS
Verizon Game Day Report



Sidney Crosby



Chris Kunitz



--Michelle Crechiolo



BEHIND ENEMY LINES




Dan Girardi


Rick Nash


Henrik Lundqvist


Marc Staal


Martin St. Louis


Brad Richards

--Sam Kasan & Addison Smith



QUOTE 'EM


--Sam Kasan, Michelle Crechiolo & Addison Smith



PENS PICS


Oh my Goc


Oh Olli Night


Gibbons


Malk does a body good


Real men have beards


Tanner


#Kuni4Pens


Neal


Sutter Clan


Bobby Bortuzzo


MVP

--Sam Kasan & Addison Smith



SKATE INFO
Defenseman Brooks Orpik was the only player absent from the team's morning skate. He missed the final two games of the Penguins' opening-round series against Columbus.

The Pens used the following workflow...

Kunitz-Crosby-Stempniak
Jokinen-Malkin-Neal
Bennett-Sutter-Vitale
Glass-Goc-Adams
(Conner, Gibbons, Pyatt, Megna)

Letang-Martin
Scuderi-Bortuzzo
Maatta-Niskanen-Engelland

PP1: Niskanen, Martin at the points. Malkin, Crosby on walls. Kunitz net-front.
PP2: Maatta, Letang at the points. Jokinen, Neal on walls. Sutter net-front.

--Sam Kasan



RANGERS SCOUTING REPORT
Michelle Crechiolo gives you everything you need to know about the Rangers...



--Sam Kasan



PENS-RANGERS INFOGRAPHIC


--Sam Kasan



START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans! The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins tonight for the Penguins as they host the New York Rangers at CONSOL Energy Center. Here are some game notes to get you ready...
  • Tonight the Penguins and New York Rangers begin their Second Round series (TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 105.9 the X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
  • This is the fifth time these two teams have met in the postseason, with the Penguins winning the first four series.
  • Pittsburgh is 16-4 all-time against the Rangers in the postseason.
  • The Penguins are 9-2 all time at home against the Rangers in the playoffs.
  • Pittsburgh is 27-29 all time in Game 1, including a 20-13 mark at home.
  • The Penguins have won 10 of their last 13 Game 1s that have been played at home.
  • Pittsburgh is 4-0 in Game 1 all time against the Rangers.
Stick tap: Pens PR
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--Sam Kasan
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