Rangers Start Home and Home With Pens

Multi-prev_20140725205523 3 of 4 Multi-next_20140725205523
Players To Watch


Rangers-Henrik Lundqvist: While the Rangers have struggled mightily to score goals this season, Lundqvist has remained the team's consistent rock. Lundqvist has a 2.19 goals against average and .923 save percentage, and will be making his 31st start of the season tonight---his11th in the Rangers last 12 games. He has allowed two goals or fewer in seven straight starts, and three goals or fewer in 15 consecutive starts. In fact he has allowed more than three goals only twice this season, and has surrendered two or fewer in 20 of his 30 starts. Lundqvist picked up his 267th career victory on Monday, tying Ed Giacomin for second place on the Rangers all-time list---now just 34 behind Mike Richter's franchise-high 301 victories.


Penguins-Jarome Iginla: Though no longer the superstar he once was, the 35 year-old Iginla still is a feared goal scorer---and will be even more so now that he is playing with such elite teammates following last week's big deal between Pittsburgh and Calgary. Iginla, who has scored 526 goals in his career, netted his first as a Penguin in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Sabres. He has appeared in two games wsith his new club since the trade, and while he is still feeling his way, a bit more will be expected from him now with Sidney Crosby sidelined indefinitely with a broken jaw. Iginla has scored 30+ goals in each of the previous 11 seasons, and he will enjoy renewed life in Pittsburgh. So expecting a strong finish and post-season from him is certainly on the mark.