RD1 GM1: Rangers begin the first step of a long journey tonight against Pittsburgh

Lundqvist stop Crosby Image Credit: Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports

Lundqvist stop Crosby Image Credit: Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports

For the New York Rangers the talk is over. All their hard work since Alec Martinez scored in game 5 in the Stanley Cup Final is put to the test tonight.

FULLTILT BREAKDOWN: RANGERS VS PENGUINS

The Rangers open the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Division Rival, Pittsburgh Penguins. All Blueshirts are a go except for Kevin Klein who is listed as day-to-day recovering from a broken arm.

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Pittsburgh is coming in with no pressure as the second wild card. Evgeni Malkin is believed to be playing hurt and the Penguins defense is without their top three defenseman for the foreseeable future.

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