The Pens are in the Big Apple to play the Rangers for the first time since Dec. 20.
MATCH: Penguins at Rangers
TIME: 7 p.m. EST
PLACE: Madison Square Garden
TV: ROOT SPORTS
RADIO: 105.9 FM, The X
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
The Pens are hoping to end just their second 4-game winless stretch (0-2-2) under head coach Mike Sullivan … The Pens are 4-1-2 in their last 7 road games and including the playoffs, they have won 5 straight visits to Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are 0-5-2 in their last 7 games at home. This is their first game back following a 3-game road trip through California … The Pens beat the Rangers 7-2 in their last meeting, which was at PPG Paints Arena. Sidney Crosby scored twice in that game … The Rangers may have allowed a bunch of goals in that game, but lately they've been scoring a ton of their own. They have tallied 3 or more goals in each of their last 3 games and in 8 of the last 11 … Pittsburgh injuries: Trevor Daley (knee), Jake Guentzel (concussion), Carl Hagelin (lower-body), Ron Hainsey (upper-body), Kris Letang (upper-body), Olli Maatta (hand), Evgeni Malkin (upper-body), Chad Ruhwedel (upper-body), Tom Sestito (upper-body). New York injuries: None.
MORNING SKATE REPORT:
*The Pens held an optional morning skate. Attending were Ruhwedel, Cullen, Dumoulin, Rust, Wilson, Gaunce, Kuhnhackl, Rowney, Sheary, Guentzel, Hainsey, Fleury and Murray.
*Murray was the 1st goalie off the ice and will likely start.
*Guentzel and Hainsey are "highly probable" to play tonight, according to Sullivan.