New York Rangers: Something new coming at Blue Line Station

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Artemi Panarin #10 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck against Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2019 in New York City. The Ottawa Senators won 6-2. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

We are going to try something new with our New York Rangers coverage on Blue Line Station.  When the Blueshirts play the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight, we will open a live comments post and anyone watching the game can comment about it.

It will be the next best thing to a live message board during New York Rangers games and we would encourage all of our readers to contribute.  We’ve noticed that our readers have been making some in-game comments in our game previews…now there will be a place you can comment on the games before, during and after.

So, look for the Blue Line Station Live Comments that will open up about two hours before gametime.  It should be fun to interact with your fellow Ranger fans and if the Pittsburgh game is anything like the matches against Carolina or Florida, there should be plenty to talk about.

Here’s the good news.  Sidney Crosby missed practice today with a lower body injury and will not play against the Rangers. It’s the first game he is missing this season and he joins Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang on the injured list.

The bad  news is Mika Zibanejad is still out with that neck injury and apparently had a setback after resuming skating last week.

Alexandar Georgiev will be in net and it will be the same lineup that played against Florida.

The Penguins are in fourth place in the Metropolitan Divsion with 21 points, five more than the Blueshirts who have two games in hand.  They are riding a two game winning streak but have not been that great in November. They are 2-1-1 in the month and have gone to overtime in three of the four games.

If you are going to the game, be sure to check out the comments on your mobile device.  If you are going, dress warmly…the temps will be plummeting throughout the day and it will be wintry weather with temps in the twenties when the game is over around 1030pm.

Don’t forget that this game is a nationally televised game on NBCSN and puck drop is 730pm.