How to watch New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins, plus matchup notes

New York Rangers versus Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff Schedule
Apr 6, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Igor Shesterkin #31 and Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers defend against Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Madison Square Garden on April 06, 2021 in New York City.Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports
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How to watch the New York Rangers versus the Pittsburgh Penguins as they face off today for the first time. The game will be nationally televised on ABC, here’s more details.

NYR: 33-13-5 (71 POINTS)
PIT: 31-14-8 (70 POINTS)


Rangers last game: 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals

How to watch, listen, stream: Rangers vs Penguins

Both regional and out-of-market fans can watch today’s game on ABC. Please check your local channel listings.

Fans can also stream the game using ESPN+ and other streaming services like FuboTV, Sling, DirecTV, and others.

You can purchase ESPN+ on its own or as a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu. You can only watch ESPN+ on a streaming device such as a SmartTV or SmartPhone. The service is also available through AppleTV, ROKU, FireTV, and more.


You can get an ESPN+ subscription for $6.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $69.99 per year. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu for $13.99 per month.

SiriusXM subscribers can listen to the game on Channel 91.

New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins

All-Time: 132-117-23-16 (74-55-9-8 at home; 58-62-14-8 on the road)

The Rangers and Penguins have not met this season. New York struggled last season against Pittsburgh going 2-4-2.

Rangers that can cool the Pens:

Artemi Panarin – 19 GP, 12G-14A—26P – Panarin has recorded points six of his last seven games against the Penguins (3G-8A). He has recorded a point in 15 of his 19 games against Pittsburgh and a multi-point game in eight of his 19 games.

Chris Kreider – 31 GP, 6G-11A—17P – Kreider has notched points in four of his last six games against the Penguins (2G-2A).

Igor Shesterkin – 5 GP, 2-2-1, with an .899 SV%, and a 2.98 GAA.

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

how to watch rangers vs penguins
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Rangers key notes:

Seriously Good Situations: The Blueshirts are 16-4-5 in one goal games this season. They are also 20-3-2 when scoring first and 18-1-3 when leading after two periods of play.

Comeback Kids: The Blueshirts are tied with the Panthers and Blue Jackets for most comeback wins at 17.

Honoring the Cat: The Rangers will wear an E.F. decal on their helmets to honor Emile “The Cat” Francis who just passed away at 95.

Key Rangers:

Chris Kreider’s 34 goals are 3rd in the NHL, his 17 PPG ranks first.

Adam Fox’s 49 points is tied for 4th in scoring among defensemen.

Artemi Panarin’s 55 points ranks 9th in the NHL for scoring.

Mika Zibanejad’s 53 points ranks 7th among all NHL centers.


Rangers Milestones within reach

Mika Zibanejad is 1 overtime goal away from tying Cecil Dillon, Butch Keeling and Brian Leetch (7 each) for the most overtime goals by a player in Rangers history. 1 SHG to tie for top 10 in shorthanded goals.

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 26.21% (4th)
  • NYR PK is working at 83.67% (7th)

*Some Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers. Other team stats available on Forever Blueshirts.

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