5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Penguins

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (46-26-5) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (46-19-11)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG2

The Rangers return home to play their division rivals.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

Rangers Kreider Penguins Bonino Road 121916

  • New York is 3-4-3 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 19-16-3 on home ice in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

  • The Rangers’ leading scorer has two assists in three games vs. the Penguins this season and is averaging 16:58 of ice-time in those contests
  • Zuccarello will skate tonight with 15 goals and 41 assists for 56 points, including 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 14 games in March

3 SAY WHAT?

“We gave ourselves an opportunity to compete for the best trophy in sports. We know that our game isn’t where it has to be for us to be successful in the playoffs — but we have some games here to fine tune things.”

– Rangers’ captain, Ryan McDonagh after clinching a playoff birth

4 DID YOU KNOW?

nyr_sather_stan_12-things-for-next-season_9_20150601.jpg

Rangers’ President, Glen Sather played parts of the 1969-70 and 1970-71 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch Rangers’ defenseman, Brendan Smith talk about how the Blueshirts need to start playing playoff hockey beginning tonight.

Brendan Smith is excited for his first playoff run as a New York Ranger and believes the team has the mental and physical capabilities to make a push.