Pittsburgh Penguins (7-7-1, 15 pts) at New York Rangers (7-7-1, 15 pts)
The Pens are still trying to find that nice consistent effort from night to night. They're really good one night, and pretty average (or even bad) the next night. They're in every game, but the simple fact is they've lost five out of their past seven and are in danger of slipping under .500 if they don't pull out a win tonight. That won't be easy.
The Rangers have won 5 of their past 7 games, and are very good at home this year (7-2). They're still not scoring goals, however. They've only managed two or fewer in each of the last four games. They've scored the fewest goals in the NHL (27 in 15 games). Their PK has been great, averaging almost 90% for the season, but their power play has been just average (about 15%).
I'd imagine we'll see Fleury tonight, and it wouldn't surprise me to see Colby or Jarkko back in the lineup either.
Rangers blog - Check out Ranger Pundit. There's a nice writeup of the road miseries of the Rangers.
Let's Go Pens!