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Crosby, Jarry, Rakell All IN for Game 7

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NEW YORK — The Pittsburgh Penguins had close to a full house on Sunday night for Game 7 against the New York Rangers. Sidney Crosby and Rickard Rakell who were knocked out of the series with high, hard hits returned to the lineup. So did No. 1 goalie Tristan Jarry, who hasn’t played since breaking a bone in his foot on April 14.

Jarry will start in goal. Crosby and Rakell will take their positions in the Penguins top six. Get the Penguins lines and pregame here.

New York rallied for wins in Games 5 and 6. The Penguins led in each game, 2-0, but squandered both leads. Crosby was knocked out of Game 5 late in the second period by a chicken wing hit by New York defenseman Jacob Trouba. The NHL declined to penalize Trouba.

New York defenseman Ryan Lindgren caught Rakell with a head hit early in Game 1.

Crosby had nine points (2-7-9) in the first four games of the series, and the Penguins’ top line dominated New York. Winger Jake Guentzel has seven goals in the series.

Jarry struggled in the 2021 NHL playoffs, posting an .888 save percentage in six games against the New York Islanders. The Penguins lost the series in six games. Jarry allowed only one goal in Game 4 of the 2020 Qualifying Round game against the Montreal Canadiens. However, the Penguins lost 2-0.

Rakell had 13 points (4-9-13) in 19 regular-season games with the Penguins.

The puck drops just after 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. The winner advances to Round Two.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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Chase Cranson
Chase Cranson
6 months ago

Is the band breaking up after tonight’s game

Kate
Kate
6 months ago

5 minutes is all they had to play and hold the lead. 5 minutes

Chase Cranson
Chase Cranson
6 months ago
Reply to  Kate

That’s is why they are a team in decline

Chase Cranson
Chase Cranson
6 months ago

The final goal in O T why do they not challenge the Rangers they just sit back one more time a 3 to one lead in playoffs should get you fired sorry Jarry should of played game Saturday Rakell and Kappy were useless let him go they need a new direction

Pat
Pat
6 months ago

Enjoy the golf Dan! 😂