After the end of their 12-game winning streak against the Philadelphia Flyers last night, the Penguins will try to recover tonight at 7:00 at CONSOL Energy Center against another divisional rival, the New York Rangers. The two teams last met on November 29, when Marc-Andre Fleury recorded 25 saves en route to a 3-1 victory. That was the game in which the Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky characterized Sidney Crosby of being a dirty player after Crosby allegedly slewflooted a Rangers player. Since then, the Rangers have padded their points total with two wins over the woeful New York Islanders, split a pair of games with the Ottawa Senators, lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets and, most recently, blown out the Washington Capitals.
Meanwhile, Dubinsky has seven points in his last six games, and Crosby is riding a 19-game scoring streak. We'll see if Dubinsky encounters some boos tonight in Pittsburgh.
The Flyers took over the Atlantic Division lead after beating the Penguins last night, but the Pens can take it back if they beat the Rangers and the Flyers lose to the Canadiens tonight in Montreal. That game is at 7:30.