new york rangers vs pittsburgh penguins predictions and preview

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NHL new york rangers vs pittsburgh penguins predictions and preview


 

 

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The Pittsburgh Penguins (46-25-11) and New York Rangers (52-24-6) will be trying to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs when they meet in Game 7 of their first-round series on Sunday night. The series is tied 3-3.

 

Penguins Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

The Penguins had a two-goal lead in Game 6, but they were unable to hold on to it, falling to the Rangers 5-3. They have now blown two opportunities to close out the Rangers and will try to avoid getting eliminated from the playoffs when they play on Sunday night.Coach Sullivan on the status of Crosby, Jarry, and Rakell for tomorrow: “We’ll take each day as it comes. I'm not going to speculate at this point. They’re obviously on the ice. That’s encouraging. They’re making progress.” pic.twitter.com/FgaHcDLxju

 

Pittsburgh is averaging 4.33 goals per game in this series. They scored three goals on 34 shots in their last game.

Jeff Carter, Bryan Rust, and Evgeni Malkin scored a goal apiece for the Penguins, while Kasperi Kapanen and Jake Guentzel picked up an assist.

Pittsburgh has struggled defensively in this series, giving up four goals per game. They gave up five goals in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.

Louis Domingue took the loss for the Penguins after giving up four goals on 37 shots. He is 3-3-0 in six games with a 3.65 GAA and a .898 save percentage.

 

Rangers Going For Third Consecutive Win

The Rangers faced elimination in their last two games but they managed to even up the series after winning their last two games. They will try to close out the Penguins with a win on Sunday, which will give them their third win in a row.

 

New York is averaging four goals per game this series. They scored five goals on 37 shots in their last game.

Mika Zibanejad had two goals and two assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider scored two goals, while Adam Fox had four assists.

New York has struggled defensively, giving up 4.33 goals per game. They gave up three goals in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to get the win.

Igor Shesterkin got the win for the Rangers after saving 31 of 34 shots. He is 3-2-0 in six games with a 3.82 GAA and a .906 save percentage.





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