May 4, 2014, 6:39 PM EDT
The complexion of this second-round series between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins could change drastically – and more than once – in the next two days.
The Rangers carry a 1-0 series lead into Pittsburgh for Game 2, which can be viewed on NBCSN or via the livestream link below:
One might assume that New York is “playing with house money,” yet the Rangers have plenty of motivation to grab another win on Sunday. The two teams switch over to Madison Square Garden for Game 3 on Monday, so neither squad will get much rest. Considering the fact that the Rangers were in a Game 7 on Wednesday, it’s reasonable to assume that they might be the more tired team tomorrow.
There’s a lot on the line tonight, and not just for Sidney Crosby, who cannot seem to avoid criticisms … at least until he starts scoring goals.
Sunday’s slate of games ends with this key Eastern Conference contest.
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 5
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 4
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 23
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 35
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 4
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Two down, one to go: Wings ink Tatar to three-year, $8.25M deal 12
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal 63
- Subban not eager to discuss contract talks 34
- Leafs re-sign Reimer — two years, $4.6 million 22
- NBC Sports to air over 100 NHL regular-season games in 2014-15 (69)
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain (45)
- Arena deal in jeopardy? Glendale mayor requests investigation into ‘clear violation’ of state law (42)
- Zuccarello takes Rangers’ one year, $3.5M deal (42)