GAME DAY VIDEOS Verizon Game Day Report Sidney Crosby Chris Kunitz --Michelle Crechiolo
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Martin St. Louis
Brad Richards--Sam Kasan & Addison Smith
QUOTE 'EM--Sam Kasan, Michelle Crechiolo & Addison Smith
Oh my Goc
Oh Olli Night
Malk does a body good
Real men have beards
MVP--Sam Kasan & Addison Smith
Defenseman Brooks Orpik was the only player absent from the team's morning skate. He missed the final two games of the Penguins' opening-round series against Columbus.
The Pens used the following workflow...
(Conner, Gibbons, Pyatt, Megna)
PP1: Niskanen, Martin at the points. Malkin, Crosby on walls. Kunitz net-front.
PP2: Maatta, Letang at the points. Jokinen, Neal on walls. Sutter net-front. --Sam Kasan
RANGERS SCOUTING REPORT
Michelle Crechiolo gives you everything you need to know about the Rangers... --Sam Kasan
PENS-RANGERS INFOGRAPHIC--Sam Kasan
START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans! The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins tonight for the Penguins as they host the New York Rangers at CONSOL Energy Center. Here are some game notes to get you ready...
- Tonight the Penguins and New York Rangers begin their Second Round series (TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 105.9 the X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
- This is the fifth time these two teams have met in the postseason, with the Penguins winning the first four series.
- Pittsburgh is 16-4 all-time against the Rangers in the postseason.
- The Penguins are 9-2 all time at home against the Rangers in the playoffs.
- Pittsburgh is 27-29 all time in Game 1, including a 20-13 mark at home.
- The Penguins have won 10 of their last 13 Game 1s that have been played at home.
- Pittsburgh is 4-0 in Game 1 all time against the Rangers.
Stick tap: Pens PR
--- --Sam Kasan