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Rangers Vs. Penguins Preview: Rangers Look For Bounce Back Game Against Penguins

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The New York Rangers will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in their final game before the Olympic break, and they'll be looking to rebound after last night's loss.

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Just 24 hours after suffering a disappointing defeat to the Edmonton Oilers, the New York Rangers will be right back in action tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Rangers didn't necessarily play a terrible game last night, but they didn't great, and two mistakes wound up in the back of their own net. The loss wound up snapping their four game winning streak, and with the game tonight, the Rangers are looking to end the pre-Olympic schedule on the right foot.

Alain Vigneault confirmed that tonight's lineup will remain the same, and the only change will be Henrik Lundqvist replacing Cam Talbot in net. As for the Pittsburgh Penguins, they will continue to be without Kris Letang as the team announced he will be out six weeks after suffering a stroke last week. At the end of the day, all of these players are human beings and have lives outside of hockey they need to worry about first. You never like to read about that type of thing, and all of us here are wishing him a speedy recovery.

The full lineup for tonight's game can be found below.

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New York Rangers (30-24-3) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (40-15-2)
CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA - 7:00 PM
Television: MSG 2, ROOT, RDS, NHL-N | Radio: ESPN NY 98.7 |
Opponent's Blog: PensBurgh

Projected Lineup:

Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Ryan Callahan
Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello
Brian Boyle - Dominic Moore - Daniel Carcillo

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal - Anton Stralman
John Moore - Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist
Cam Talbot

Scratches/Injuries: Justin Falk (healthy), Derek Dorsett (leg).