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Tale of the Tape: Penguins visit Rangers

Wednesday, 12.18.2013 / 3:00 AM / Tale of the Tape

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

The Pittsburgh Penguins' injury list continues to grow. But despite a roster laden with minor-league call-ups, the Penguins have taken command in the Metropolitan Division race as they prepare for their second visit of the season to Madison Square Garden in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2).

The Penguins come to the Garden with four consecutive victories and nine wins in their past 10 games. The New York Rangers play the sixth of a nine-game homestand that saw them lose the first four before beating the Calgary Flames 4-3 in a shootout Sunday.

PIT NYR
24-10-1 (1st, Metropolitan) 2013-14 Record 16-17-1 (4th, Metropolitan)
1567-1552-383-87 All-Time Record 2577-2499-808-92
113-111-23-8 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 119-104-23-9
0-1-0
Streak vs. Opponent
2-0-1
0-2-0 @ New York Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent
2-0-0 vs. Penguins
3 Stanley Cup Championships 4
10
Hall of Fame Members
50
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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