NHL schedule 2014: Penguins, Rangers highlight 3-game slate

Three games are scheduled in the NHL on Monday night, two of which will feature Metropolitan Division clubs.

The Metropolitan Division will be well represented on Monday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers face off, highlighting a three-game slate.

Pittsburgh enters the night as the leader in the Metropolitan, amassing 38 points in 26 games. The Penguins are not alone at the top, however — the upstart New York Islanders have the same amount of points but required 27 games to do so. The Penguins claim ownership to the No. 1 spot in the grouping by virtue of that extra contest and will maintain it regardless of result on Monday (the club has 16 regulation and overtime wins, while the Islanders have 14).

The Rangers enter Monday night’s game with 26 points and are the fourth-place team in the Metropolitan, trailing the Washington Capitals by a single win for the final playoff spot in the division. New York has lost two straight but have won three of its last four home games and have an 8-5-3 record at Madison Square Garden this season.

This will be the third of four meetings between the Penguins and Rangers this season. The home team emerged victorious in their previous meetings. The Rangers won the first game, 5-0, while the Penguins took the next contest by way of a shootout, 3-2.

Here’s the rest of Monday night’s schedule with viewing information for each game. All times are Eastern:

Matchup

Time (ET)

Visitor TV

Home TV

National TV

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers

7:00 p.m.

Root

MSG

TVA, Sportsnet

New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes

7:00 p.m.

MSG+

Fox Sports Carolina

Florida Panthers vs. St. Louis Blues

8:00 p.m.

Fox Sports Florida

Fox Sports Midwest

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