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New York Rangers Open Thread: Rangers Vs. Penguins

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New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins open game thread.

Bruce Bennett


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Pit VS.

Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013, 8:00 PM EST
Madison Square Garden

Opponent's Blog: PensBurgh

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The New York Rangers will finally go back to work tonight as they welcome in the Pittsburgh Penguins, who's lineup is pretty injury-riddled at the moment. Alain Vigneault elected to make a few tweaks to his lineup tonight as Dylan McIlrath, and Taylor Pyatt will be healthy scratches in favor of Justin Falk, and Arron Asham. Henrik Lundqvist will be getting the start for the New York Rangers, will Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to start for the Penguins.

Player To Watch:


Derek Stepan

#21 / Center / New York Rangers

6-0

196

Jun 18, 1990


Derek Stepan finally showed some signs of life during the last game against the Calgary Flames. He had a handful of scoring chances all throughout the game, but they simply weren't breaking in his favor. I expect a big game from him tonight against the Pens.