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Pittsburgh Penguins (1-0-0) @ New York Rangers (0-1-0)

When: 7:08 p.m. | Where: Madison Square Garden
PIT Previous Game: Won @ Philadelphia, 3-1, on 1/19/13 | NYR Previous Game: Lost @ Boston, 3-1, on 1/19/13

PRE-GAME BUZZ

In back to back situations, Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma will stick with his original plan of starting Tomas Vokoun tonight, while John Tortorella will stay with No. 1 netminder Henrik Lundqvist.

Vokoun has had great success against the Rangers, going 6-2-1 with a 1.64 goals-against average in his last nine starts against the Rangers.
Lundqvist had had his share of troubles against the Penguins of late, who are 7-2 against the Rangers in their last nine games at MSG. Lundqvist went 12-1-1 with a 1.67 GAA over his first 14 home matchups against Pittsburgh, but is just 2-4-2 with a 3.34 GAA in his last eight.
The Penguins will make one lineup change upfront, as Dustin Jeffrey who had poor puck management in Saturday’s game, will be a healthy scratch.
PENGUINS LINEUP
Kunitz – Crosby – Dupuis
Tangradi – Malkin – Neal
Cooke – Sutter – Kennedy
Glass – Vitale – Adams
Defensemen
Niskanen – Letang
Orpik – Martin
Despres – Engelland
Tomas Vokoun in goal

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