Game Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
2008 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND 2, GAME 1
The Rangers face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Mellon Arena in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals (7:00 PM). In the Conference Quarterfinals, the Rangers eliminated the Devils in five games, marking the second consecutive season the Blueshirts advanced to the Conference Semifinals. New York enters today's game with a 193-204-8 all-time record in its previous 405 playoff contests, including an 86-125-6 mark on the road. The Rangers have posted a 40-45-5 record all-time in the opening game of a postseason series, and are 16-34-4 all-time away from MSG in Game One.
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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised nationally on Versus. You can also catch the radio broadcast 1050 ESPN New York. Prior to the game, watch a special, online-only pregame edition of MSG's "Hockey Night Live" on MSG.com. Submit a question now for "Hockey Night Live" hosts Al Trautwig and Stan Fischler.
All-Time Playoff History - Rangers vs. Penguins
The Rangers and Penguins are meeting in the playoffs for the fourth time overall and the first time in 12 years. The clubs' last postseason encounter was an Eastern Conference Semifinal series in 1996, won by Pittsburgh 4-1. Overall, the Blueshirts have a 0-3 playoff series record vs. the Penguins, posting a 3-12 mark in 15 postseason contests.
April 25 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
April 27 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.
April 29 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh at MSG, 7 p.m.
May 1 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh at MSG, 7 p.m.
May 4* Rangers at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.
May 5* Rangers vs. Pittsburgh at MSG, 7 p.m.
May 7* Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD
* -- if necessary
Rangers' All-Time Playoff Records
2007-08 Regular Season – Rangers vs. Penguins
Oct. 23 Rangers 0 vs. Penguins 1 at Pittsburgh
Nov. 8 Rangers 4, Penguins 2 at MSG
Nov. 17 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT) at Pittsburgh
Dec. 18 Rangers 4, Penguins 0 at MSG
Jan. 14 Rangers 1, Penguins 4 at Pittsburgh
March 18 Rangers 5, Penguins 2 at MSG
March 30 Rangers 1, Penguins 3 at Pittsburgh
March 31 Rangers 2, Penguins 1 (OT) at MSG
* Colton Orr has missed the last 10 games with a broken foot, suffered on March 30.
* The Rangers have lost five manpower games due to injury or illness during the 2008 postseason.