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Update:  Penguins/Rangers preview - 1/5;  Kennedy to top line, Satan to fourth line

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

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Penguins at Rangers, 7PM ET, Madison Square Garden

Season records: 

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.

Last game results:  Panthers def. Penguins, 6-1, Jan. 3rdCapitals def. Rangers, 2-1, Jan. 3rd.

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)

Notes:
- 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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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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