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Rangers-Pens preview; Blueshirts may have another gear; Staying disciplined

Today's New York Rangers notes.

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It may not feel like the break was very long between series, and that's because it wasn't. The Rangers had Thursday to rest from their emotional Game 7 win against Philadelphia, and will resume postseason action Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. That also means we don't have a ton of time to prime you on what to expect in round two, but we'll do our best. Here are your morning notes.

A full look at how the Rangers-Penguins Eastern Conference semifinals series might play out. [Blueshirt Banter] [NY Post] [ESPN NY] [Daily News] [Newsday]

And while the matchup isn't Penguins-Flyers, there's still intensity building ahead of this second round Metropolitan Division showdown. [ESPN NY]

The Rangers may have lucked out drawing the Penguins in the second round. [NY Post]

When it came to certain areas of their game, the Rangers certainly didn't have their best stuff in round one, yet still managed to advance. [NY Post]

Discipline, and keeping the Penguins power play unit off the ice will be key for the Rangers in their upcoming series, according to Ryan McDonagh. [NY Post]