Rangers-Penguins: Scouting Report for Feb. 12, 2010

February 12th, 2010 by Russell McKenzie Leave a reply »
With the New York Rangers currently on the outside looking in with regards to the playoffs, the Penguins are all ready to retake the Atlantic division lead.

The Rangers seem to be reeling from their losses in recent weeks despite Henrik Lundquist standing on his head. King Henrik has returned to regular form over the last few starts, but The Rangers continue to squander chances, and struggle on offense.

The real question coming into this game is whether Marian Gaborik will be starting, as he is day-to-day with a laceration on his right leg, which he sustained in practice, and runs the risk of missing his second straight game.

The Penguins, following Sidney Crosby, have outscored the Rangers 33-14 while holding seven consecutive wins over the Blueshirts.

Keys to the game:

If the Rangers can manage to play a disciplined game defensively, they have a good chance of keping it close. Unfortunately, they showed little signs of team discipline in their last game against the Nashville Predators, a 2 -1 loss, on Wednesday. Michael Del Zotto was called for four minutes in penalties, the second of which was an unsportsmanlike conduct ...

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