At a glance: After dropping their first game of the season to the Bruins on Saturday night, the Rangers get the advantage of a swift turnaround Sunday, when superstar Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at Madison Square Garden. It really is too early to suggest this could be a preview of the Eastern Conference finals http://www.penguinst...nchar-Jersey-28, but the two teams are among the handful of clubs that enter the lockout-shortened 2013 season as projected Stanley Cup contenders http://www.penguinst...unitz-Jersey-15. The Penguins dispatched the Flyers 3-one Saturday. <strong>Nash on Broadway: Rick Nash picked up an aid in his Rangers debut Saturday but couldn't electrical power the team past the Bruins in Beantown. He'll have a opportunity to redeem himself Sunday as he can make his first appearance in front of the Blueshirts faithful at MSG. The final time he was in the creating -- in the midst of all the trade deadline speculation and frenzy last February -- Nash tallied the tying purpose late in the third for Columbus just before his Blue Jackets fell three-two in overtime to the Rangers. <strong>Best tandem: Crosby and reigning Artwork Ross Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin were held to a mixed one particular stage Saturday evening -- Malkin picked up an aid on James Neal's first-period aim -- and the Penguins even now knocked off their Atlantic Division rivals three-1. To earn their initial win of the season Sunday, the Rangers will have to limit both gamers and not drop sight of Neal, either. Dan Bylsma loaded up with all 3 together on a handful of events and Neal scored the deciding objective in Pittsburgh's season opener http://www.penguinst...-Jagr-Jersey-19. <strong>Forget about Fleury: The Rangers will not be facing Penguins starting up goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on Sunday night http://www.penguinst...nnedy-Jersey-31. Alternatively, they will go up towards veteran backup Tomas Vokoun, who will get his very first begin of the season on the tail finish of the Penguins' back-to-back set. Vokoun, 36, is 10-seven-1 in 19 occupation video games against the Rangers with a 2.27 ambitions towards typical and .922 conserve percentage. <strong>Familiar foe: Right after serving the remaining game of his four-game suspension assessed during the playoffs, Arron Asham will encounter his former crew Sunday in his first game as a Ranger. Asham, who had 5 goals, 11 assists and 76 penalty minutes in 64 games for the Penguins final season, has because turn out to be a member of his fifth Atlantic Division team. Prior to his two-12 months stint with the Penguins, Asham played for Philadelphia from 2008-10. The gritty, 34-yr-previous winger also spent a single season with the Devils (2001-02) and 4 with the Islanders (2002-07). <strong>Penalty problems: The Rangers struggled to catch up Saturday right after youthful winger Carl Hagelin's sick-suggested interference penalty 19 seconds into perform place the group on its heels. In addition to the other foolish penalties taken -- i.e. Brian Boyle's unsportsmanlike conduct -- the Rangers failed to convert on a pivotal 5-on-3 power perform. Overall Maxime Talbot Jersey, particular teams need to have to be better.
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