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Penguins vs. Rangers 2014: Online streaming, time, TV schedule and preview

Pittsburgh wants to make it eight straight wins and the Rangers would rather they didn't.

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It's always an adventure when the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers face off.

Last season gave us the seven-game playoff series that started with the Penguins looking like they were going to run the Rangers right out of the postseason only to see Henrik Lundqvist turn into the King and erase a 3-1 series lead by Pittsburgh and lead the Rangers to the Eastern Conference Final.

With that memory still fresh in the Penguins' mind, they head to Madison Square Garden riding a seven-game winning streak. Their latest victims, the Buffalo Sabres, were blown out 6-1 and Sidney Crosby finished with five assists. Crosby leads the league in scoring and Evgeni Malkin has points in all but one game this season. Toss in Kris Letang having a four-point game of his own against Buffalo and you have a team that's on fire.

The Rangers figure to be a difficult opponent, however, as they've got something to prove to themselves after putting up 21 shots on goal in middling 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. New York has lost four of the past five games.

As quiet as Rick Nash was in the playoffs, he's been on fire this season. Nash's 11 goals leads the Rangers and it's not close. Derick Brassard is second with five and Martin St. Louis, Chris Kreider, and Carl Hagelin have four each. Injuries to Ryan McDonagh and Dan Boyle have put a crimp in their plans, but inconsistency has plagued them.

How to Watch

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City

When: 7:00 p.m. ET


Online streaming: GameCenter Live

Further Reading

For more on the Rangers, check out Blueshirt Banter

For more on the Penguins, head to Pensburgh