Series (Game 2 of 6)

Series tied 3-3

Game 1: Wednesday, November 12th
Game 2: Friday, November 28th
Game 3: Saturday, January 3rd
Game 4: Sunday, March 7th
Game 5: Sunday, March 21st
Game 6: Tuesday, March 23rd

Rangers 4

(9-7-2, 25 pts)

Penguins 1

(5-11-1, 15 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 28, 2003

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
NYR 1 0 34
PIT 0 1 01

M. Rucinsky (Rangers - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

A. Kovalev (Rangers - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

B. Leetch (Rangers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

NY Rangers (8-7-5-2) at Pittsburgh (5-10-4-1) 7:30 pm EST

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers try to extend their unbeaten streak to four games Friday night as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the finale of a three-game road game trip.

After going 0-2-2 on a four-game road trip, the Rangers rebounded with Sunday's 6-2 home win over Ottawa. They opened the trip with a 2-0 blanking at Tampa Bay on Tuesday and rallied for a 3-3 tie with Florida one night later.

After falling behind by two goals, the Rangers rallied as Eric Lindros scored on the power play and defenseman Boris Mironov netted the equalizer late in the second period.

Captain Mark Messier also tallied and has scored his last three goals on the road.

Goaltender Mike Dunham returned from a groin injury and made 28 saves in his first start since November 16.

Pittsburgh has picked up a point in three games (1-0-1-1) but is 1-6-1-1 in its last nine games, which have been played without Mario Lemieux, who is out with a hip injury.

On Wednesday, the Penguins got 38 saves from Sebastien Caron in a 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Flyers. Caron has started the last two games as rookie Marc-Andre Fleury has lost his last five decisions.

Defenseman Dick Tarnstrom scored the lone goal for Pittsburgh, which has been held to fewer than three goals 15 times this season.

In the first of six meetings between the team on November 12, New York got power-play goals from Anson Carter and former Penguin Petr Nedved in a 6-2 home victory.