5 Facts to Know for Rangers-Penguins

The Rangers head to Pittsburgh for a date against the division rival Penguins.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Rangers

1 Last Time They Met

Watch all the goals from a wild overtime affair between the Rangers and Penguins and hear reaction from the Blueshirts after the tilt.

These teams played on Oct. 17 at The Garden, with the Penguins winning 5-4 in overtime.

J.T. Miller tied a career-high with three points (one goal, two assists) in the losing effort.

2 Pavelec in the Pipes

Ondrej Pavelec will make his first start in goal since Oct. 28. The Czech netminder is 1-4-0 this season with 3.56 goals against average and a .889 save percentage.

Henrik Lundqvist will not be available due to the flu.

3 Rookie Impressing

On the end of the ice, 22-year-old rookie Tristan Jarry will make another start for the injured Matt Murray.

Jarry has won four straight games (three starts) and hasn’t allowed more than two goals in any of them.

4 Mr. 100

After tallying six points (five goals, one assist) in his past five games, Chris Kreider enters tonight’s contest with 99 career goals and 99 career assists.

Is tonight the night he reaches one, or both, of the milestones?

5 On This Day...

On this day in 1965, Emile Francis was named the 11th head coach in franchise history. He is the Rangers all-time leader in wins (342) and games coached (654).