The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers unveiled their post-trade deadline rosters to each other on Wednesday night and the Rangers won Round 1. Now the two teams will finish up their home-and-home series on Friday as the Penguins look for some revenge.
Both teams made notable deadline transactions as the Penguins added Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray. Meanwhile, the Rangers acquired Ryane Clowe and Derick Brassard while shipping away Marian Gaborik.
The Rangers moves paid off immediately as Clowe and Brassard combined for seven points in the Blueshirts 6-1 win over Pittsburgh. They’ll be looking to duplicate their success on the road at the Igloo on Friday where they haven’t fared well recently. The Penguins had dominated this series, beating the boys from Broadway seven-straight times. They’ve now followed up their 15-game winning streak with back-to-back losses.
The good news is the Pens have won 12 of their last 13 games at home, which includes a 3-0 shutout of the Rangers in that stretch. Even with Sidney Crosby out of the lineup, the NHL oddsmakers favor the Pens to get back on track on Friday.