On tonight's Hockey Night in Canada intermission report during the Rangers-Canadiens game, it was brought up that the Rangers have approached Kravtsov again about playing in Hartford. No decision yet, but sounds like perhaps the Rangers are trying to find a way forward. With a potential injury to Kaapo Kakko tonight, it means the Rangers top six depth has taken another hit.
It was the first time the Penguins had lost a game this postseason, having swept Ottawa and won the first three in the series.
It seems not just Rangers fans have noticed the play of Jagr in the playoffs. With three points last night, Jagr now is the leading point getter in the playoffs, with 15 points in just 9 games.
Controversy continues to follow the series, with Evgeni Malkin apparently with a deliberate slewfoot on Paul Mara in the dying seconds of the game, a play that earned both Mara and Malkin misconduct penalties for their troubles, and prompted the Rangers defenseman to call Malkin "classless", claiming the Penguin star had taken out his frustration twice in a dangerous manner.
Injuries are starting to impact both teams. The Rangers were without Blair Betts (face) and Sean Avery (spleen) while Penguin Maxim Talbot is out day to day with a
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