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Game Preview: Pens-Rangers

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens host the Metro Division leading NY Rangers tonight at PPG Paints Arena. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Rangers

TIME: 7 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Penguins recalled forward Jake Guentzel from WBS of the AHL. Guentzel looks to make his NHL debut. Guentzel has 17 points (7G-10A) in the AHL, tied for 3rd most in the league … Pittsburgh placed forward Chris Kunitz on injured reserve … The Pens return home following a 3-game road trip where the club went 1-1-1 … The Rangers meet the Pens on the second half of back-to-back contests, having lost in a shootout Sunday, 3-2, against Florida … In last night's game, NY lose Mika Zibanejad for 6-to-8 weeks with a broken fibula … Though not confirmed, Antti Raanta is expected to start. He's 4-0, 2.05 GAA and .938% save percentage.

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*Absent from the skate were Patric Hornqvist (concussion) and Kunitz (lower-body). Kunitz is week-to-week with the injury.

*The Pens used the following workflow…

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Guentzel-Malkin-Kessel

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Maatta-Daley

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*PP1: Letang, Malkin, Crosby, Kessel, Sheary

PP2: Daley, Schultz, Bonino, Guentzel, Wilson

Marc-Andre Fleury will start in goal

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