Rangers take win streak into home matchup with the Penguins

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Pittsburgh Penguins (32-30-11, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (50-20-4, first in the Metropolitan Division)

New York; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers host the Pittsburgh Penguins as winners of five straight games.

New York is 16-5-0 against the Metropolitan Division and 50-20-4 overall. The Rangers have allowed 203 goals while scoring 254 for a +51 scoring differential.

Pittsburgh has gone 32-30-11 overall with a 10-7-5 record against the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins have allowed 217 goals while scoring 213 for a -4 scoring differential.

The teams meet Monday for the third time this season. The Rangers won the previous meeting 7-4. Alexis Lafreniere scored three goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin has scored 44 goals with 61 assists for the Rangers. Vincent Trocheck has one goal and 12 assists over the last 10 games.

Bryan Rust has 24 goals and 22 assists for the Penguins. Drew O'Connor has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 8-2-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 6.7 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Penguins: 4-3-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Rangers: Jacob Trouba: out (lower-body), Blake Wheeler: out for season (lower-body), Filip Chytil: out for season (upper-body), Erik Gustafsson: day to day (upper body).

Penguins: Jansen Harkins: out (upper body), Ryan Graves: day to day (concussion), Noel Acciari: out (lower body), Matt Nieto: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.