Penguins Receive Massive Boost For Game 7 vs. Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers get set to battle it out in Game 7 in the Big Apple on Sunday. While the Rangers roster has been basically the same throughout this first-round series, the Penguins on the other hand, have dealt with some serious injuries. Turns out, timing is everything as starting netminder Tristan Jarry and captain Sidney Crosby are both expected to play in Game 7. Forward Rickard Rakell has also been deemed a game-time decision.

Jarry has been out weeks with a broken foot, meanwhile Crosby left Game 5 after taking a questionable high-hit from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba. The Penguins welcome both back with open arms, as the team has relied on some forwards to play out of position and third-stringer Louis Domingue to carry the load in the crease. Frankly, it's been a rough go for the Pens as this is a massive boost at the most opportune time.

Jarry appeared in 58 games this season, sporting a .919 save % and a 2.42 goals against average. Penguins fans are anxious to see if he can make up for his performance last postseason against the New York Islanders. Game 7, no better pressure. The Penguins as a franchise are 6-0 on the road in Game 7's. 

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