GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers 7:00 pm ET (Vs. TSN)
Pittsburgh (41-21-10) at NY Rangers (35-28-9)
Hopefully the Rangers didn't use up all their goals last game against the B's.
6. Tampa Bay 73 GP 82 PTS
7. Carolina 73 GP 80 PTS 8. NY Rangers 72 GP 79 PTS
9. NY Islanders 71 GP 78 PTS
10. Toronto 72 GP 78 PTS
11. Montreal 73 GP 78 PTS
12. Boston 71 GP 73 PTS
13. Florida 72 GP 73 PTS
Team Stat Leaders
S. Crosby PIT 32
B. Shanahan NYR 28
Versus AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG! I hate that damn channel! I guess we can count on another wonderful announcing job. Whatever, at least we can see the game. Another big game, so....LET'S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, another home game on VS. meaning once again us TWC customers get robbed of a HD broadcast. Well, it's only the most important game of the year!
Seriously, a win tonight would be really big. They win and they need to go 5-4 the rest of the season. They lose, and it's probably gonna take 6-3 to get it done. 5-4 sounds a lot easier. Although this team hardly does anything the easy way.
With Pittsburgh playing another overtime game last night, you would hope the Rangers have the all the steam and lay it on late. The special teams have got to stay hot.
I win tonight would be COLOSSAL.
It would move the Rangers to 81 points, with sole possession of the 7th spot.
Plus Tampa Bay plays the Islanders tomorrow, so if the Isles win it puts the Rangers a point behind Tampa with a game in hand. If the Lightning win it helps separate the Rangers from the Islanders a bit with 2 more coming up between them. Its almost a win win situation, as long as theres no overtime (but of course there will be)
It's payback time. The Pens got that silly goal in OT the last game off Maliks stick. cmon!
I'll be there tonight. Not going to be an easy one. Especially if Straks doesn't play. What does everyone think the lines will be if he doesn't skate tonight? Duby will probably be in but I don't know what the lines will look like exactly. Any ideas?
I'll be watching from the comfort of my living room couch (or my bed, whichever I feel like lounging in come game time). We need a point from this game, though I prefer two of 'em at the end of it all. GO RANGERS!
Here are two posts I threw in the specualtion thread, I thought it could be useful here with only 10 left for the Rangers:
HOME Canadiens ROAD Pens
Currently the Rangers are at 79 Points.
Somewhere between 89 and 92 points are going to get them in.
For 89 Points theyll need 10 more points. - 5-5
For 90 Points theyll need 11 more points. - 5-4-1
For 91 Points theyll need 12 more points. - 6-4
For 92 Points theyll need 13 more points. - 6-3-1
Basically its 5 or 6 wins over the last 10. The way the Rangers have been playing they have a really good chance, but its the teams they beat which will be the most important. The teams in RED are the teams around them they really need to beat.
2 points tonight would really put them in a good position.
Tampa Bay - 9 Gms Left
7 Home / 2 Away • Four 2-day rest periods • 2 Back to Back Games
Carolina - 9 Gms Left
5 Home / 4 Away • Two 2-day rest periods • 2 Back to Back Games
Islanders - 11 Gms Left
6 Home / 5 Away • Two 2-day rest periods • 3 Back to Back Games
Toronto - 10 Gms Left
6 Home / 4 Away • Two 2-day rest periods • 2 Back to Back Games
Montreal - 9 Gms Left
5 Home / 4 Away • Three 2-day rest periods • 1 Back to Back Game
Rangers - 10 Gms Left
4 Home / 6 Away • One 2-day rest period • One 3-day rest period • 2 Back to Back Games
Rangers with the least amount of home games, but they are the only team with a 3 day rest period. Tampas schedule is by far the easiest with 7 at home and Four 2-day rest periods.
The Islanders have the most games left but because of that they have the most back to back games (3)