Ya boys on a two-game winning streak. The Penguins on a nine-gamer, six points back with a game in hand.
The Rangers will again be without two of their MVPs — Ryan Callahan (foot) and Henrik Lundqvist (flu) — and Michael Del Zotto (hip). Martin Biron starts in goal, backed up by Chad Johnson, and the Rangers go with the same lineup that played the last two games, which includes Mats Zuccarello and means John Scott and Jeff Woywitka are prucha’d.
Sidney Crosby returns for the Penguins, in case you live under a rock, and Kris Letang, too.
The Rangers play the third of a seven-game homestand, with Colorado in town Saturday (St. Patty’s Day).