Rangers Seek Home And Home Sweep

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Rangers: Prior to scoring on each of their first three power play opportunities Wednesday, the Rangers had scored only three power play goals in their previous 12 games, totaling 25 opportunities. Wednesday's power play output represented only the second time this season that the Rangers scored more than once on the man advantage in a game--scoring twice on the power play in a 3-2 win over the Sabres on March 3rd. The Rangers jumped from a 14.3 percent success rate on the power play to 16.5 percent with Wednesday's final 3-for-4 performance with the man advantage. They are currently ranked 22nd in the NHL in this category.

 

Penguins: Evgeni Malkin is one point away from tying ex-Ranger Kevin Stevens for seventh place on the Penguins all-time scoring lisst with 555 points. Also, newly-acquired future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla is four points away from reaching 1,100 career points, while new teammate Chris Kunitz is four points shy of 400 in his career.