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New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Open Game Thread

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The Rangers will play their first game since being officially eliminated from 2018-19 playoff contention.

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The New York Rangers (29-32-13, 71 points) were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday night after the Montreal Canadiens lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime. The Blueshirts are 2-5-3 in their last 10 games played, and are coming off a 2-1 overtime victory vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs in which Alexandar Georgiev made 44 saves.

Their opponent this evening, the Pittsburgh Penguins (41-24-11, 93 points) are looking to pick up two points in the standings to bring them even with the New York Islanders, and one point back of the division leading Washington Capitals. Pittsburgh is 6-2-2 over the last 10 games, and are coming off a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.

Both teams will not be dressing 100% healthy lineups, so the game could be an interesting one. With that said, here are the expected lineups for both sides.

New York Rangers

Brendan LemieuxMika ZibanejadPavel Buchnevich

Vladislav NamestnikovFilip ChytilVinni Lettieri

Jimmy VeseyLias AnderssonRyan Strome

Brendan SmithBrett HowdenBoo Nieves

Brady SkjeiKevin Shattenkirk

Fredrik ClaessonTony DeAngelo

John GilmourNeal Pionk

Alexandar Georgiev

Henrik Lundqvist

Pittsburgh Penguins

Jake GuentzelSidney CrosbyBryan Rust

Jared McCannTeddy BluegerPhil Kessel

Dominik SimonNick BjugstadPatric Hornqvist

Adam JohnsonMatt CullenGarrett Wilson

Brian DumoulinZach Trotman

Jack JohnsonJustin Schultz

Marcus PetterssonErik Gudbranson

Matt Murray

Casey DeSmith


Use this as your open game thread, and enjoy the game!