A convincing Penguins 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators and a New York Rangers 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night has moved the Pittsburgh Penguins into second place in the Metropolitan Division with eight days remaining in the regular season.
Owning the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Rangers, Pittsburgh controls their destiny to clinch home-ice for the first round.
RACE FOR SECOND IN METRO
Pittsburgh Penguins 96 Points | 77 GP
New York Rangers 95 Points | 77 GP
New York Islanders 93 Points | 76 GP