The Rangers take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight for Game 4, playing for the opportunity to have three chances at closing out the series, including two at home (like the Penguins had last season).
No lineup changes are expected for the Rangers. Keith Yandle missed the morning skate, resting from a sickness, but will play tonight.
Kevin Klein was taking slapshots this morning for the first time, but won’t play tonight.
The last time the Rangers had a 2-1 series lead, Martin St. Louis’ overtime goal sent them back to Montreal with an opportunity to clinch a Cup Finals berth. Prior to that game, the Rangers had turned their last four 2-1 series leads into 2-2 ties.
A Game 4 win would see the Rangers with a 30% greater chance of moving through to Round 2 according to my forecast.
Game time is 7:00.