by Tony on 01/05/09 at 05:33 PM ET
Update: Tyler Kennedy will skate on the first line with Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis. The second line will have Ruslan Fedotenko, Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora. The third line will have Matt Cooke, Jordan Staal and Maxime Talbot. Miroslav Satan, Dustin Jeffrey and Eric Godard will skate together on the fourth line
Penguins at Rangers, 7PM ET, Madison Square Garden
Penguins, 19-16-4, 42 pts, 9th in Eastern Conference
Rangers, 23-14-3, 49 pts, T-5th in Eastern Conference
Season series: 3rd meeting, Rangers lead series 2-0
Last game vs. Rangers: Rangers def. Penguins, 3-2 (SO), Dec. 23rd.
Special teams rankings:
Powerplay: Penguins 17.2% (19th), Rangers 14.0% (26th)
Penalty Kill: Penguins 80.8% (19th), Rangers 87.8% (2nd)
Probable goaltender rankings:
SV%: Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury .904 (29th), Rangers - Henrik Lundqvist .908 (T-25th)
GAA: Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury 3.01 (36th), Rangers - Henrik Lundqvist 2.67 (24th)
- Faceoff specialist Mike Zigomanis has been placed on Injured Reserve. Eric Godard is still a gametime decision.
- The Penguins have lost 10 of their last 14 games.
- Tonight’s game will be the final regular season trip to MSG, where the Rangers have won the last 7 games vs. the Penguins.
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