Final

Series (Game 2 of 8)

New York leads 5-3

Game 1: Monday, November 7th
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Game 2: Saturday, November 12th
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Penguins1
Game 3: Thursday, December 1st
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Rangers2
Game 4: Saturday, December 31st
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OT
Penguins4
Game 5: Thursday, January 19th
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Game 6: Saturday, January 28th
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Rangers7
Game 7: Wednesday, February 1st
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Game 8: Thursday, April 13th
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Penguins5

Rangers 6

(11-5-3, 25 pts)

Penguins 1

(5-8-5, 15 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 12, 2005

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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NYR 1 2 36
PIT 0 1 01

J. Jagr (Rangers - RW): Goals: 3, Assists: 0

S. Rucchin (Rangers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

T. Poti (Rangers - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

NY Rangers (10-5-3) at Pittsburgh (5-7-5) 7:30 pm EST

NY Rangers (10-5-3) at Pittsburgh (5-7-5), 7:30 pm EST

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The first-place New York Rangers hope to exact a measure of revenge when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena on Saturday.

One of the NHL's most surprising teams over the season's first six weeks, the Rangers have won four of their last five contests and lead the Philadelphia Flyers by two points in the Atlantic Division.

New York's only loss over the five-game stretch was to Pittsburgh, which held on for a 3-2 victory in Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Rookie phenom Sidney Crosby scored a goal in his Madison Square Garden debut and Mario Lemieux added an early tally for the Penguins, who staved off a late barrage thanks to some outstanding goaltending from Sebastien Caron.

Since Monday's disappointing loss, the Rangers have posted consecutive impressive victories. After a 4-3 shootout win over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, New York topped the Tampa Bay Lighting, 5-2, on Thursday.

Rookie Dominic Moore tallied twice over a span of 8 1/2 minutes in the third period as the Rangers scored four goals in the period to take a commanding lead on the defending champion.

The Penguins, who edged the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, in a shootout on Thursday, will have left wing John LeClair back for the second straight game but will be without Caron, who was placed on injured reserve with a quadricep injury on Thursday.

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