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Tale of the Tape

Pens, Rangers face off in Wednesday Night Rivalry

Wednesday, 11.06.2013 / 3:00 AM / Tale of the Tape

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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Pens, Rangers face off in Wednesday Night Rivalry
No matter what division they've been in, the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers have never had much affection for each other. They meet in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game.

No matter what division they've been in, the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers have never had much affection for each other. They're together again as part of the new Metropolitan Division, with the Rangers playing catch-up as they host the first-place Penguins in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2).

It's the first meeting of the season between the teams, who have battled each other several times each season since being placed together in the Patrick Division in 1981-82 and through their time in the Atlantic Division, beginning in 1993-94 and concluding in 2012-13.

BOS PIT
11-4-0 (1st, Metropolitan) 2013-14 Record 6-8-0 (4th, Metropolitan)
1554-1546-383-86 All-Time Record 2567-2490-808-91
113-110-23-8 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 118-104-23-9
0-1-0
Streak vs. Opponent
1-0-1
0-1-0 @ New York Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent
1-0-0 vs. Penguins
3 Stanley Cup Championships 4
10
Hall of Fame Members
49
Mario Lemieux Most Famous Alumnus
Mark Messier
6
Hart Trophy Winners
4
28 Postseason Appearances
55
Jaromir Jagr (1990-2001) Best Player in Common
Jaromir Jagr
(2004-08)

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