The battle for the Stanley Cup is on! The New York Rangers face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the first round of the NHL playoffs on April 19 and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every second. Click to watch!
It’s only the first round of the NHL playoffs but the action is already so hot, it’s melting the ice. The New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to take the lead after tying the series up. Who will get that much-needed edge to make it to the next round?
The Pens will meet the Rangers on their home turf for Game 3, as they’ll travel east to Madison Square Garden for their April 19 clash. With the series tied at 1-1, a victory could give the winning team the motivation it needs to advance to the next round. Actions kicks off at 7:00 PM EST so after checking out these sports hotties, be ready when the puck drops to the ice!
Henrik Lundqvist, 34, made his victorious return to the ice for Game 2. The Rangers’ goalie say out most of Game 1 on Apr. 13, according to ESPN, after teammate Marc Staal, 29, accidentally nailed Henrick in the right eye with his stick, right through a hole in Henrick’s mask! Not only was Henrick’s future in the NHL playoffs was suddenly at risk, so was his vision! Thankfully, he was okay.
“Accidents happen,” Henrick said on April 15. “Injuries happen and I feel still, though, as a goalie you’re pretty well protected, so I don’t see it as an issue. … I still feel the equipment is good and there’s nothing to change there.” Be sure you’re Rangers pride is well protected by picking up an official New York jersey here.
The Penguins, who haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 2009, are looking to combat Henrick’s brick-wall defense by moving Eric Fehr, 30, to the right wing along with teammates Evgeni Malkin, 29, and Conor Sheary, 23. Eric is pretty strong when it comes to winning face-offs, per TribLive.com, as he’s won 242 of them in the regular season. Be sure to root on the Pens with your official Pittsburgh jersey, which you can get right here.
During Game 3, the Rangers scored all their 4 goals in just over 8 minutes, per the New York Times. “When you score that first goal,” Derick Brassard, 28, said, “I think it gives us some energy and some emotion.” Will the Rangers find the emotion to take game 3, or will Pittsburgh leave MSG with a 2-1 lead? There’s only one way to find out.
Are you excited to watch the Rangers take on the Penguins, HollywoodLifers? Who do you think will win?