New York Rangers (12-9-1, 25 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (10-8-3, 23 pts)
The Rangers make their second consecutive Saturday night appearance at the Igloo. Hopefully the game yields the same result as last week.
Tonight, the Penguins need to find a way to put the puck in the net, especially on the power play. We were saying the same thing the last time these teams met, and it took two 5 on 3 chances for them to score on the power play. I wouldn't count on getting too many 5 on 3 chances each night.
Scoring tonight will be tough - Lundqvist has been tough since losing to the Pens last Saturday - he stopped 61 of 62 shots over two games for two Ranger victories. The Penguins have been able to get to him twice previously this season, winning each game.
According to Michel Therrien, Evgeni Malkin is okay and should play tonight. That's great news. Now if Sidney Crosby would also suit up (which wouldn't surprise me - he was skating in warm ups yesterday), there could be some rockin' going on at the Igloo.
Colby Armstrong ALMOST had his first goal a few times last night, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say that tonight's the night.
I'm looking for a much needed win at home for the Pens, pulling them into a tie with the Rangers in the Atlantic.
Let's Go Pens!