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Scouting the New York Rangers

| Friday, Feb. 12, 2010

New York RANGERS at Penguins

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday/Mellon Arena

TV/radio: FSN Pittsburgh; WXDX-105.9, Penguins Radio Network

Last game: Beat N.Y. Islanders, 3-1, Wednesday at Mellon Arena

Season series: Penguins lead, 4-0. The Penguins have dominated their division rival this season. Sidney Crosby and Mike Rupp have recorded hat tricks against the Rangers. Crosby has six goals and five assists in four games against New York this season.

Penguins' streak: Won 1

Who to watch: Crosby. The Penguins' captain could be the man of the hour as his next goal will be his 40th of the season, which would set a career high. Crosby has 46 career points against the Rangers, his third most against any team.

Trends n 'at: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma wouldn't say who would start in goal tonight, but Marc-Andre Fleury seems to make sense. He is 16-8-5 against the Rangers in his career and has a home record of 12-2-2 against New York. ... Evgeni Malkin is on an 11-game scoring streak.

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