Monday’s Buzz: The Pittsburgh Penguins (34-22-10, 78 pts) 7-1-1 over their last nine game captured a 3-2 overtime victory against the New York Rangers (37-19-10, 84 pts) Sunday evening on a 4-on-3 Kris Letang Power Play OT winner. The Penguins entering Monday six points out of third place with two more games this week against the Rangers, are playing at a 97-point pace and have started some separation from the rest of Wild Card contenders as others chasing the Penguins have also faded.

Wild Card Race Points Pace: Penguins 97 Pts, Islanders 92 Pts, 89 Pts

Week Ahead: 3/14 vs MTL; 3/16 @ NYR; 3/18 @ NYR;