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Matt Cooke is suspended.
Alex Goligoski is back out.
The good news is that Jay McKee is back in the line-up.
In that same link Dan Bylsma sheds some light on tonight's line combinations:
The team will rotate with Bourque, Craig Adams and Mike Rupp on the third line with Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy.
"We’ll see it by committee," head coach Dan Bylsma said. "Craig Adams, Chris Bourque, Rupper will see time there in that spot."
Sidney Crosby was named the NHL's first star for last week.
The Penguins haven't won a regular season game at MSG since March 1st, 2007.
They won that game 4-3 in a shootout.
Games at MSG since that date:
March 19th, 2007: 2-1 Rangers
November 8th, 2007: 4-2 Rangers
December 18th, 2007: 4-0 Rangers
March 18th, 2008: 5-2 Rangers
March 31st, 2008: 2-1 Rangers (OT)
October 25th, 2008: 3-2 Rangers (SO)
December 3rd, 2008: 3-2 Rangers (SO)
January 5th, 2009: 4-0 Rangers
Hopefully it's time to break that trend.
On Saturday we posted a video of the Pens beating the Rangers 10-4 in 1993.
Mario Lemieux had five goals in that game.
The Penguins went on to beat the Rangers 8-3 and Crosby had three goals and two assists.
So, tonight we're going to go with this game from Madison Square Garden on January 8th, 1990:
The Pens won that game 7-5.
Gotta roll with what's hot.