SUNDAY'S NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEWS
May 11, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (3-2) AT NEW YORK RANGERS (2-3), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Rangers put forth their best effort of the Eastern Conference semifinals to take Game 5 and stave off elimination. The Blueshirts hope to stay alive once again when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Sunday's Game 6 battle at Madison Square Garden.
New York recorded a 5-1 victory Friday evening in Pittsburgh to cut its series deficit to 3-2. It was the first win for the Rangers since they claimed Game 1 in the Steel City by a 3-2 score in overtime.
In order to extend this best-of-seven set to a decisive seventh game, however, New York will have to pick up its first home victory of the series. The Rangers lost Games 3 and 4 at MSG to the Pens and were outscored by a combined 6-2 margin in those contests.