In the second game of the season, the Penguins defeated the Rangers 6-3 in a mostly dominant performance at Madison Square Garden.
Since that game, the Rangers are 3-1, have beaten Boston, lost to Philly, beaten Toronto and then beaten Philly, and have scored 12 and given up 8 goals.
The Penguins are 1-3 and dropped games to Toronto (5-2), Winnipeg (4-2), beat Ottawa in a shootout and lost to the Islanders 4-1.
The Penguins are 0-9 on their PP in the last three games and have given up three power play goals on six chances.
In the past three games:
- Sidney Crosby has 2 goals and 1 assist
- Evgeni Malkin has one assist and 13 shots, eight came against Winnipeg.
- James Neal has one goal on only five shots. He had seven in the first meeting against the Rangers.
- Kris Letang has one assist.