NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Thursday, October 12th
(All times eastern)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1-1-0) at New York Rangers (2-1-0), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New York Rangers try to rebound from their first loss
of the young season tonight when they welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to
Madison Square Garden.
On Tuesday the Rangers dropped a 4-2 home tilt to Philadelphia in the back end
of a home-and-home. Peter Forsberg scored a goal and added two assists to lift
Brendan Shanahan scored a goal and added an assist for the Rangers, who were
looking to start a season with three straight wins for the first time since
Shanahan, who signed as a free agent over the summer after a long tenure in
Detroit, netted his third goal of the season and leads the team with five
Jaromir Jagr posted an assist and has one goal and four helpers in the first
three games, recording at least a point in each.
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 24 shots in defeat.
The Rangers will visit Buffalo on Saturday.
Pittsburgh, meanwhile, opened the season with a shutout win over the Flyers,
but dropped a 2-0 tilt to visiting Detroit last Saturday. The Penguins posted
only 13 shots against opposing goaltender Dominik Hasek and failed to open the
season with consecutive wins for the first time since 1998.
Netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 40 saves in the opener, stopped 24 shots
for the Penguins on Saturday.
The Penguins went 0-for-4 on the power play and are scoreless in eight chances
with the man-advantage for the early season.
Pittsburgh will host Carolina on Saturday.
New York went 5-3 against Pittsburgh last season.
10/12 10:22:26 ET