A preview of the Rangers.
When and where: 7 p.m, EST, Madison Square Garden.
TV: Root Sports, MSG, SportsNet, TVA.
Record: 11-10-4, 26 points. The Rangers are in fourth place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division.
Leading Scorer: Rick Nash (right), 27 points (17 goals, 10 assists).
Last Game: 3-2 road loss to the Red Wings Saturday. Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the Rangers.
Last Game against the Penguins: 3-2 road shootout loss Nov. 15. Henrik Lundqivst made 36 saves for the Rangers.
Rangers Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Rick Nash. He has four points in two games against the Penguins this season.
Ex-Penguins on the Rangers: Tanner Glass, left winger; Rick Kehoe, assistant coach; Dominic Moore, center; Ulf Samuelsson, assistant coach; Glen Sather, general manager; Lee Stempniak, right winger.
Ex-Rangers on the Penguins: Pascal Dupuis, right winger.
Useless Rangers Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Moore is one of five former Harvard players who have played for the Penguins. The others are defenseman Dylan Reese, Noah Welch, right winger Craig Adams and center Bob McManama.
The last time the Rangers played the Penguins, this happened:
Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (15-4-1, 2.07 GAA, .928 SV%) for the Penguins. Henrik Lundqvist (9-7-3, 2.70 GAA, .905 SV%) for the Rangers.
Injuries: For the Penguins, right winger Patric Hornqvist (undisclosed) and defenseman Olli Maatta (undisclosed) are out. Right wingers Beau Bennett (knee), Pascal Dupuis (blood clot), Kris Letang ("lower body"), left winger Chris Kunitz (foot) and center Scott Wilson (leg) are on injured reserve. For the Rangers, left winger Chris Kreider (neck) is doubtful.
Potential lines and defensive pairings: According to the team's Web site, the Penguins' lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:
13 Nick Spaling - 87 Sidney Crosby - 23 Steve Downie
71 Evgeni Malkin - 16 Brandon Sutter - 17 Blake Comeau
20 Rob Klinkhammer - 57 Marcel Goc - 58 Jayson Megna
38 Zach Sill - 25 Andrew Ebbett - 27 Craig Adams
10 Christian Ehrhoff - 41 Robert Bortuzzo
4 Rob Scuderi - 47 Simon Despres
8 Brian Dumoulin - 7 Paul Martin
-The Rangers held an optional skate. Consider this a guess at their lines and defensive pairings based off Saturday's game:
61 Rick Nash - 16 Derick Brassard - 36 Mats Zuccarello
10 J.T. Miller - 21 Derek Stepan - 26 Martin St. Louis
62 Carl Hagelin - 13 Kevin Hayes - 12 Lee Stempniak
15 Tanner Glass - 28 Dominic Moore - 19 Jesper Fast
27 Ryan McDonagh - 5 Dan Girardi
18 Marc Staal - 22 Dan Boyle
44 Matt Hunwick - 8 Kevin Klein
-Maatta suffered an undisclosed injury during Saturday's home game against the Senators.
-Bortuzzo has completed a two-game suspension.
-Comeau has 99 career assists.
-Glass is returning to the lineup after being sidelined four games due to the mumps.
-Klein has 97 career points.
-The referees are Eric Furlatt (No. 27) and Jean Hebert (No. 15). The linesmen are Tony Sericolo (No. 84) and Scott Driscoll (No. 68).
-The Penguins will wear their black and yellow jerseys tonight while the Rangers will wear their white jerseys.
-Our live blog begins at 6:45 p.m.. Please tune in.
(Photo: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)