Saturday, November 17, 2007

Rangers/Pens Preview

Tonight, the New York Rangers (11-7-1) look for their fifth straight win overall and fourth straight on the road when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins (8-10-1) . With a Ranger win and Philadelphia Flyers loss the Rangers will take over sole position of first place. For a complete game preview visit Yahoo! Sports.

...a week ago the Rangers had exactly zero wins on the road, with a win tonight they'll have four.

...the Rangers have continued to play a smart defensive game and now their offense looks like it is finally coming out of its early season slump. I posted below it looks like the Rangers are going with two equal power play units, which worked so well for them at the end of last year. I'm very happy to see Renney go back to this scenario.

...the Penguins have been sputtering a little bit losing 4 out of their last 5. Their problem has been keeping the puck out of their own net as they have given up 58 goals this season. In contrast, the Rangers have given up 35.

...looks like it will probably be Fluery in goal for Pittsburgh, who seems to play well against the Rangers, but he can also be very erratic.

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