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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. NY Rangers (Game 2)

Sunday, 05.04.2014 / 10:17 AM / 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Coverage
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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. NY Rangers (Game 2)
Get the latest news on the Pens and Rangers before Game 2




PENSTV SOUND

Sidney Crosby



Rob Scuderi



--Sam Kasan



QUOTE 'EM





--Michelle Crechiolo



RANGERS PICS


Lundqvist


Pittsburgh's own JT Miller


St. Louis


Dom Moore


Richards


Hagelin


Nash

--Addison Smith



PENS PICS


Martin


Crosby


Goc


Stempniak


Bennett


Neal


Malkin


Gibbons and Reirden

--Sam Kasan & Addison Smith


MORNING SKATE INFO
The Pens used the following workflow...
Kunitz-Crosby-Stempniak
Jokinen-Malkin-Neal
Bennett-Sutter-Vitale
Glass-Goc-Adams
(Pyatt, Conner, Megna)

The defense did rushes of three players in two sets (pairs!!!). So no definite takeaway on the D pairs.

PP1: Niskanen, Martin, Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz.
PP2: Maatta, Letang, Neal, Sutter, Stempniak.

--Sam Kasan



PENS-RANGERS INFOGRAPH


--Sam Kasan



START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans! Tonight the Penguins host the NY Rangers in Game 2 of their Second Round Stanley Cup playoff matchup. Pittsburgh is hoping to avoid heading to New York City tonight trailing 2-0 in the series. Here are some game notes to get you ready...
  • Tonight the Penguins and New York Rangers play Game 2 (TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 105.9 the X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
  • Pittsburgh is 32-24 all time in Game 2, including a 23-11 mark at home.
  • Of the 31 best-of-seven series that the Penguins have held home-ice advantage throughout their history, they have fallen behind 0-2 just three times (10%). Pittsburgh dropped the first two games against Washington in the 1996 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals but rebounded to win the series 4-2; the Penguins lost the first two games against Philadelphia in the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals and lost that series, 4-2; Pittsburgh dropped the first two contests of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals to Boston and was swept, 4-0.
  • The Penguins are 20-11 all time when holding home-ice advantage.
  • Despite the loss in Game 1, the Penguins are 16-5 all time in 21 playoff games against the NY Rangers, including 9-3 here in Pittsburgh.
  • Entering tonight’s game the NY Rangers have lost seven straight Game 2s dating back to the 2011 postseason. New York’s last win in a Game 2 was April 18, 2009 at Washington. Although that victory gave New York a 2-0 series lead, it was the Capitals who came back to earn a 4-3 series win.
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--Sam Kasan


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