The Pittsburgh Penguins continue their quest for a Metro division title when they travel to New York Wednesday to play the Rangers.
It’s been a tale of two seasons for the Penguins and the Rangers. The Pens are vying for a division crown on their way to defend their Stanley Cup championship. Things haven’t gone nearly as well for the Rangers as they find themselves at the bottom of the division and only five teams have fewer points. Nothing would make the Rangers happier than beating their rival on a national stage. The Penguins have to be ready to play Wednesday as the Rangers look to spoil as much as they can.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the rivals clash in the Big Apple.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 14
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fubo.TV
The powers that be certainly wished this game would have postseason implications for both teams but that wasn’t to be this season. Perhaps the biggest story line is whether Penguins star Evgeni Malkin can continue his torrid pace of play while making a run at the Rocket Richard trophy for most goals along with a potential Hart trophy fo MVP of the NHL. That would be quite the accomplishment for a player that was left off the top 100 players of all-time compiled by NHL.com.
From the Rangers side, they would probably be more interested in losing this game just due to draft implications. While that’s the big picture, the players who are out there really won’t care about that. They’re on a major platform against a traditional rival. They’ll put the best foot forward even though on paper they are a clearly inferior roster.
The Ranger and the Penguins always provide a good game that’s worth tuning in for. If nothing else, it’s another chance to see Malkin and captain Sidney Crosby at the height of their powers.