Next Game Preview

October 16, 1996 7:30 PM

 TV: Prime Sports

 Radio: WTAE and Pens Radio Network



New York Rangers (1-3-2)
Tied 2nd in Atlantic Division, Tied 4th in Eastern Conference

Injuries: 

Streaks: 

Power Play: 21.7% (3rd in NHL 95-96)

Penalty Kill: 80.8% (23rd in NHL 95-96)

Players to Watch: Wayne Gretzky, C       2- 4- 6 in  6 games (Tied 16th in NHL)
		  Adam Graves, W	 3- 2- 5 in  6 games 
		  Mark Messier, C	 1- 4- 5 in  4 games
		  Brian Leetch, D	 1- 3- 4 in  6 games
		  Alexei Kovalev, W      0- 4- 4 in  6 games		  
		  

Pittsburgh (1-3-0)
Tied 5th in Northeast Division, Tied 10th in Eastern Conference

Injuries: Neil Wilkinson is out indefinitely with abdomen surgery
	  Tomas Sandstrom is questionable (abdomen)
	  Tyler Wright is questionable (facial injuries)

Streaks:  Pens have won 1 game
	  Lemieux is on a four game scoring streak

Power Play: 25.0% (2nd in NHL)

Penalty Kill: 88.9% (12th in NHL)

Players to Watch: Mario Lemieux, C     4- 3- 7  in  4 games (Tied 8th in NHL)
		  Jaromir Jagr, RW     2- 0- 2  in  4 games
		  Ron Francis, C       0- 4- 4  in  4 games
		  Petr Nedved, LW      1- 2- 3  in  4 games
		  Tomas Sandstrom, RW  1- 2- 3  in  3 games 
		  

Previous Meetings:

Teams have not met this season















12/23/95	Pittsburgh @ Montreal	Pittsburgh lost 1-0