Just the facts, and on paper, this looks bleak for the Rangers.
Appears to be Lundqvist vs Fleury, who on a 7-0-1 streak, with a 1.72 GAA .
Sidney Crosby has 20 goals and 30 assists in 20 games against the Blueshirts. Crosby is coming off a hat trick against the Flames, a 4-1 win with Brent Johnson between the pipes. He has a point in 12 straight (25 points) and the Pens are 8-0-1 in the last nine.
The Pens have the league's top PK unit and are 27-for-27.
Arron Asham is out with the flu for Pittsburgh and Mike Comrie has missed the last two with a lower-body injury.
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Have the sense that Martin Biron could face the Isles at the Coliseum on Thursday, with Lundqvist back here against the Isles on Friday.