The New York Rangers are the hottest team in hockey, winning three consecutive games and eight of their last nine. They have the most points in hockey with 54, owning a league-best 25-9-4 record. They look to continue their hot play tonight as their travel to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins.
Tonight is the second game of a back-to-back for the Rangers. They hosted the Florida Panthers last night, defeating them 3-2 in a shootout. So, not only are the Rangers playing a back-to-back, but they played a strenuous game involving overtime and a shootout the night before. Pair that with traveling from Florida to Pittsburgh – against a good Penguins team – and tonight may be a tough game for the Rangers.
The Penguins have lost two consecutive games and haven't played since December 31, when they lost 3-1 to the Devils.
For more on Rangers hockey, check out the SB Nation blog Blueshirt Banter, while PensBurgh has everything on the Penguins.