Opponent: Pittsburgh Penguins
2010-2011 Record: 9-8-1
2010-2011 Leading Scorer: Sidney Crosby (12+15 – 27…. plus 5 whines, sorry couldn’t resist.)
Rangers Line Up:
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Mike Sauer-Matt Gilroy
State of the Blueshirts: Pretty Good. The Rangers coming off a dominant win (albeit a poor opponent) and two wins in a row. The pens will be an acid test, much like the Caps, as to whether the Rangers can go toe to toe with a heavyweight. Gaborik is flying and Anisimov has 3 goals in 2 games. Lundqvist is back in after sitting two games due to illness. Good times ahead.
Crazy thought:Someone beats up Crosby in a fight. Gaborik has back to back hat tricks. Two crazy thoughts?!
Final prediction: Rangers 3 Penguins 4 (OT) (Sorry Rangers fans…)
Game faces off at 7pm. Sorry for the late game thread people. Enjoy!