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Rangers vs Penguins: Fight to remain in playoff race continues; Julien Gauthier scratched

The New York Rangers will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at MSG. If the Blueshirts hope to stay in the playoff race this is a win they need. With four games until the NHL Trade Deadline; the Rangers must beat the likes of the Penguins and Islanders (two games against each).

Rangers: 17-15-5 (39 pts)
Penguins: 24-12-2 (50 pts)

(7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM)

Igor Shesterkin to start; Di Giuseppe in and Gauthier out

Igor Shesterkin
Feb 4, 2021; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) looks to clear the puck during the second period against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden.