Rangers vs. Penguins, 2016 NHL playoffs: Time, TV schedule and live stream

One team is getting healthier. The other isn’t.

An injury-plagued New York Rangers team will try to avoid a 2-0 first round series deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 on Saturday. Puck drop is at 3 p.m. ET across the national networks.

Scouting the Rangers

New York got excellent news on Friday, as goalie Henrik Lundqvist took part in practice after leaving Game 1 with an eye injury. That’s huge news considering the Rangers are in a 1-0 hole and the Penguins are looking healthier by the day. The bad news is that defenseman Dan Girardi missed practice with an injury, decimating a blueline already missing top defenseman and captain Ryan McDonagh. Coach Alaign Vigneault is also breaking up the Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello line after one game,

Scouting the Penguins

As well as Jeff Zatkoff played in Game 1, the Penguins would like to return to Marc-Andre Fleury in net as soon as possible. That could come in Game 2, as coach Mike Sullivan called the status of Fleury and Evgeni Malkin “very encouraging” during practice on Friday. The key to continued success for Pittsburgh is (obviously) leaning on Sidney Crosby. The best player in the league over the last three months started strong with three points in Game 1.

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins

3 p.m. ET | Game 2, Eastern Conference Round 1
Consol Energy Center | Pittsburgh, Penn.
Local: N/A | Nat’l: NBC, CBC, TVAS
Live stream at NBC Live Extra and Rogers GameCentre
More coverage: Rangers blogPenguins blog

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