Back-to-Back Battles at Home

The Penguins will face the New York Rangers today at 1 PM, and then the Boston "Bah-stun" Bruins tomorrow at 12:30 PM.  The Penguins are atop the Atlantic Division, and with a win today, they will secure their 8th win in a row.  Today's game can be seen on ROOT, and tomorrow's game will be nationally televised on the NBC Sports Network.  Both of these games are home, so if you have never watched a Pens game, you are in for a treat.  See the particulars for today's game below courtesy of ESPN:

Regular Season Match-up

New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
W-L-OTL 13-11-2 20-8-0
Home 9-5-1 8-4-0
Road 4-6-1 12-4-0
Division 4-4-1 7-4-0
Conference 13-11-2 20-8-0
Last 10 5-5-0 8-2-0
 

Team Stat Comparison

New York Rangers

Pittsburgh Penguins

2.42 Goals Per Game 3.61
2.38 Goals Against Per Game 2.82
30.31 Shots on Goal Per Game 30.71
28.69 Shots Against Per Game 27.96
10.77 Penalty Minutes Per Game 11.64
13 Power Play Goals 26
15.5% Power Play % 24.3%
15 Power Play Goals Allowed 22
83.5% Penalty Kill % 78.8%
2 Shorthanded Goals 1
2 Shorthanded Goals Allowed 2

This season, the Penguins defeated the Rangers 6-3 and 3-0.  However, in both of those match-up, the Rangers faced Tomas Vokoun.  How do the Rangers match-up against Marc Andre Fleury?  The answer is very good.  With the Rangers coming off two 3-1 losses, they will be hungry.  However, they won't have enough to get it done.  Prediction: Penguins 4 Rangers 2

 

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