The Penguins continue along their six-game road trip as they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Pittsburgh has points in 12 of its last 13 games versus New York (9-1-3) and is 13-3-3 in its last 19 games versus the Rangers. The Penguins have just two regulation losses in their last 12 trips to Madison Square Garden (8-2-2) dating back to March 3, 2016. Pittsburgh is in the midst of six straight, and eight of nine games, on the road (currently 1-1-0). The Penguins have earned points in 12 of their last 15 games overall (11-3-1).
Defenseman Cody Ceci is currently one assist shy of becoming the 18th member, and 11th defenseman, of the 2012 draft class to record 100 NHL assists.
Forward Bryan Rust, who was drafted 80th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft, is two points shy of becoming the 21st member of his draft class to reach 200 points. His .57 points per game rank 15th among all players selected in 2010.
Only Ryan O'Reilly (504) and Patrice Bergeron (472) have won more faceoffs this season than Sidney Crosby (461).
The Penguins have the most takeaways (301) in the NHL this season. Sidney Crosby leads the way for Pittsburgh and ranks second in the NHL with 38 takeaways, just one behind Vegas' Mark Stone (39).
Pittsburgh is 5-0-0 this season when playing a game coming off of two days rest.
This morning, the Penguins Recalled Gaudreau, Zohorna and O'Connor from the Taxi Squad. Read the press release here.
If there's one thing that Jake Guentzel is good at, it's scoring goals. Guentzel tallied his team-leading 16th goal of the season on Saturday night, giving him goals in career-long six-consecutive road games. Ten of Guentzel's 16 goals this season have come on the road, which is tied for second-most in the NHL. Over his last 14 games, he's netted a team-high nine goals, and his 17 points during that span are second on the team to Sidney Crosby (21).