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Japers' Rink Apr 28, 2016

Capitals vs. Penguins 3rd Period Thread

Second period goals from Ben Lovejoy, Evgeni Malkin, and T.J. Oshie have the game tied at two after forty minutes of play. Third period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
New York Post Apr 21, 2016

The Rangers did not want to see this Evgeni Malkin

Evgeni Malkin shook off the rust at just the right time. Or, if you’re the Rangers, the timing couldn’t be worse. The Russian superstar looked like himself after a few lackluster performances following his Game 2 return from an undisclosed injury to his left hand or wrist that had kept him out since March 11....
New York Post Apr 21, 2016

Hayes or Lindberg? Vigneault’s tinkering put to test again

Now the question is whom does Rangers coach Alain Vigneault trust for a do-or-die game, and who goes into his lineup for the must-win Game 5 of this first-round series against the Penguins on Saturday in Pittsburgh. Because Vigneault made a couple small adjustments for the 5-0 Game 4 loss on Thursday night at the...
New York Post Apr 21, 2016

Unrecognizable Rangers look like they’re out of miracles

We have known for some time this Rangers team just wasn’t the same as the two preceding it that made successive, honest, deep runs at the Stanley Cup that did the franchise proud. That sense was driven home with utmost clarity with the first-round Game 4 debacle at the Garden on Thursday in which the...
Newsday Apr 21, 2016

Penguins' Evgeni Malkin loves New York

Penguins star Evgeni Malkin is happy to be here for Game 4 of a first-round playoff series against the Rangers, in part because he was out for a month until returning for Game 2 and in part because the game will be played at the Garden.
PensBurgh Apr 21, 2016

Can Evgeni Malkin make chicken salad out of Kunitz+Fehr?

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren't doing Evgeni Malkin any favors. It might be for the good of the team, but can the star forward overcome getting "leftovers" and produce? And if not, will the team be strong enough to beat Henrik Lundqvist by treating Malkin like an after-thought? An interesting story line is how the Pittsburgh Penguins are treating the return to the lineup by an MVP caliber player in Evgeni Malkin. Malkin hasn't been reunited with the wingers he had been playing with, since Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel have found great success in his absence with Nick Bonino. Of course, you'd...
Ron Cook: Evgeni Malkin's Game 3 performance raises issues

Ron Cook: Evgeni Malkin's Game 3 performance raises issues

NEW YORK — Just about everything went right for the Penguins Tuesday night when they beat the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup playoff series. Kid goaltender Matt Murray was strong in his first NHL postseason appearance and gives the team legitimate hope going forward without concussed Marc-Andre Fleury. The defense — especially the penalty-kill — was terrific. Sidney Crosby kept rolling with his second goal in the three games, a power-play goal that was his first in, almost unbelievably, 28 playoff games. Phil Kessel showed again why the Penguins traded for him in...

Evgeni Malkin confident he’ll play better in Game 3

Penguins star Evgeni Malkin had the same reaction as everyone else when he watched tape of his Game 2 performance. “It’s so-so,” Malkin said Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. But after two off days to shake loose the rust — Malkin had been out since March 11 with an upper body injury before his Game 2 return — the big forward is confident things will go much more smoothly for tonight’s Game 3. “Oh yeah, I think so,” Malkin said. “Two days very important for me. … I think my game is coming back. I mean, the first game it was tougher, [but] I think it’s come back and...
Newsday Apr 19, 2016

Penguins' Evgeni Malkin feels better heading into Game 3

Evgeni Malkin had some potentially bad news for the Rangers after the Penguins' morning skate Tuesday before Game 3 of the teams' first-round series: He feels far more ready to contribute than he was in Game 2 - his first action since March 11.
Newsday Apr 19, 2016

Rangers vs. Penguins Game 3 preview: Ryan McDonagh hopes to play

After missing two weeks with a right-hand injury, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh hopes to be cleared by doctors Tuesday afternoon to play in Game 3 against the Penguins Tuesday night.

Eric and Marc Staal enjoying playoff run together; About those coach’s challenges

Tonight’s Game 3 between the Rangers and Penguins marks the first time brothers Eric and Marc Staal will be teammates for a home playoff game at Madison Square Garden. Given Eric Staal is an impending unrestricted free agent not expected to re-sign with the Rangers, this certainly could be their only playoff run together. “It’s what you would write down in a book,” Eric Staal said. “Honestly. You grow up in a small town in Canada (Thunder Bay, Ont.) and we’re in New York City at Madison Square Garden playing in a playoff game. You would have never imagined it as a kid, being...

Pens goalie situation unclear for tonight’s Game 3; Stepan describes the Staals’ brotherly bond

While the Rangers have their own lineup uncertainty for tonight’s Game 3 at Madison Square Garden as to whether captain Ryan McDonagh returns from a right hand injury (see previous blog post), who will be the Penguins starting goalie is also unclear. Backup Jeff Zatkoff started the first two games as the Penguins won Game 1, 5-2, and lost Game 2, 4-2, both in Pittsburgh. But he is actually third on the Penguins’ depth chart behind franchise goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and preferred backup Matt Murray. Zatkoff, Murray and Tristan Jarry, who dressed as Zatkoff’s backup for the first two...

McDonagh to see doctors today, possible he can play tonight for Rangers in Game 3 vs. Penguins

On Monday, after watching Ryan McDonagh practice (well), coach Alain Vigneault said it was “doubtful” the Rangers captain would play in tonight’s Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Penguins here at Madison Square Garden. But, after McDonagh skated this morning with the Rangers “extras,” Vigneault upgraded McDonagh’s status to something “higher than doubtful.” McDonagh, who blocked a shot with his right hand on April 4 at Columbus and missed the last three regular season games and the first two playoff games, will be re-examined by doctors this afternoon....
Beaver County Times Apr 19, 2016
Chameleon-like Fehr ready to blend in with Malkin

Chameleon-like Fehr ready to blend in with Malkin

Evgeni Malkin played on two different lines during the Penguins Game 2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon and it looks like his linemates could be morphing again ahead of Game 3.
Penguins notebook: Crosby, Malkin might not play on same line

Penguins notebook: Crosby, Malkin might not play on same line

It seems to be a rite of spring to debate the merits of deploying a line that boasts both star Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

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