Sunday, February 13, 2011

Penguins Game Day 58 - @ New York Rangers

 New York Rangers

3:00 p.m., Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

What a game on the Island on Friday, huh? Well the hammer dropped down from the NHL and what they did was, again, underwhelming so don't be shocked if we see something like this again this year with other teams, or even the Penguins and Islanders. What a joke.

Godard got 10 games, in case you were born under a rock, and the Penguins suffered no other supplimentory discipline. The reason for Godard's 10 games was that is is mandatory for leaving the bench for the fight. I don't see much of a problem with it since he was sticking up for Beej and his teammates.

The Penguins will go accross the street to take on the Rangers today for the second game in a pretty tough road stretch. The Penguins are pretty far from healthy as you might imagine. Eric Tangradi will be out with concussion like syptoms after getting a deliberate elbow to the head in the Islanders game.

I hate the Rangers and I hate MSG.

$10 Dubinsky tries to slew foot someone. Joke.

Previous games this season:

November 15 - New York 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)

November 29 - Pittsburgh 3, New York 1

December 15 - New York 4, Pittsburgh 1

February 1 - Pittsburgh 4, New York 3 (SO)

The Penguins probables:
I actually have no idea what this will look like. These were the primary lines against the Islanders but with what transpired, and with the poor offensive showing, I am sure they will be mixed and matched a lot.

Tyler Kennedy - Jordan Staal - Pascal Dupuis
Mike Rupp - Maxime Talbot - Chris Conner
Brett Sterling - Joe Vitale - Nick Johnson
Ryan Craig - Craig Adams - Tim Wallace
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski - Deryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury

For the Rangers:

Brandon Dubinsky - Vaclav Prospal - Marian Gaborik
Wojtek Wolski - Brian Boyle - Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery - Artem Anisimov - Derek Stepan
Mats Zuccarello - Erik Christensen - Brandon Prust

Marc Staal - Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh - Mike Sauer
Steve Eminger - Matt Gilroy

Henrik Lundqvist

The Stats:

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