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Penguins/Rangers preview - 12/3

Penguins at Rangers, 7:00 PM ET, Madison Square Garden

Season records: 

Penguins, 14-6-3, 31 pts., 5th in Eastern Conference
Rangers, 17-8-2, 36 pts, 2nd in Eastern Conference

Season series:  2nd meeting

Last game vs. Rangers:  Rangers def. Penguins, 3-2 (SO), Oct. 25th.

Last game results:  Penguins def. Devils, 4-1, Nov. 29thPanthers def. Rangers, 4-0, Nov. 30th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 16.7% (19th), Rangers 15.3% (22nd)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 83.2% (10th), Rangers 89.5% (1st)

Probable goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin .930 (4th), Rangers - Henrik Lundqvist .925 (10th)
GAA:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.84 (1st), Rangers - Henrik Lundqvist 2.19 (10th)

Notes:
- Jordan Staal and Matt Cooke were named alternate captains for the month of December for the Pens.
- Janne Pesonen was reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after the Pens/Devils game.
- Philippe Boucher is now listed as “week-to-week” with an undisclosed injury.
- The Penguins are 5-0-2 vs. the Atlantic Division so far this season.
- The Rangers have won the last six regular season meetings at MSG vs. the Penguins.
- Henrik Lundqvist has a 13-6-3 record, with a 2.10 GAA and one shutout in 22 career regular season appearances vs. the Pens.
- Kris Letang hasn’t scored a goal in his last 33 games.

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Originally at Blogspot, then at MVN, TheConfluence has over 1500 articles reporting Penguins news as well as jumping on my soapbox to opine constructive Penguins criticism.

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