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Game 27 Open Thread: Rangers at Penguins

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The Rangers are finally back on the ice for the first time since December 1st.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers Record: 14-10-2

Penguins Record: 15-10-3

Read more about the Penguins over at: PensBurgh

The Penguins come into tonight's game riding a four game winning streak thanks in large part to the play of 22-year-old goaltender Tristan Jarry. Through six games Jarry has a .937 for the Penguins this season. The Penguins are counting on the young goaltender to continue his stellar play while Matt Murray is week-to-week with a lower body injury.

Phil Kessel, not Sidney Crosby, is currently leading the Penguins in scoring with 33 points in his first 28 games this season. The Penguins average over 35 shots per game this season but are averaging 2.96 goals per game, a step down from the Rangers scoring rate of 3.31 GF/GP. However, putting the Penguins on the power play is a recipe for disaster. This season the Pens are 25.5 percent on the man advantage, which is good for fourth in the league.

The Rangers are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games, but have a discouraging 3-5-0 record on the road this season.

The Rangers next game comes this Friday in the nation's capital against Alex Ovechkin and friends.