The 2014 NHL playoffs live stream and TV coverage continues Sunday with two games on the schedule including Game 2 between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Rangers took home-ice advantage away from Pittsburgh after they stole Game 1 from the Penguins with a 3-2 overtime win. Derick Brassard lit the lamp at the 3:06 mark of overtime giving the Rangers the early 1-0 series lead. Tonight's NHL live stream action could have a big impact n this series if the Rangers can win again in the Steel City.
According to a Sportsline report on May 4, Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby insists that he is healthy, but after a long regular season Crosby does seem to be a bit off of his game. Then again, Crosby at 50% is better than a lot of players at 90% so maybe too much is being made of it. Crosby did seem to be a step behind in Game 1 against New York, but the NHL's leading scorer said he is ready to roll for Game 2 and feels his team has to be sharper in all phases.
''We just (have to) make sure we're playing on our toes,'' Crosby said. ''You have to expect they're going to get chances but make sure we're aggressive and creating things ourselves.'' ''You have to make sure you learn from it and make sure you're better in the next one,'' Crosby said. ''You have to get better as the playoffs go on.''
Pittsburgh hopes they play better as the playoffs move on, especially better in tonight's big Game 2 match-up, than they were in Game 1. Falling behind 2-0 to the Rangers, especially dropping the first two at home is not something the Penguins may be able to overcome in this best-of-seven series. It's been a long time since the Rangers were relevant and if they win tonight you can bet that the crowd in New York for Game 3 will be at a fever pitch.
Las Vegas odds makers have the Penguins as the favorite for tonight's match-up at -170 with the over/under total coming in at 5. The Penguins have been one of the best teams at home over the last few seasons. Tonight they need to continue that trend.
NHL fans can catch the game live on NBC Sports Network nationally and streaming live online through NBC Sports Extra starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Can the Rangers take a 2-0 series lead back to MSG, or will the Penguins strike back and even the series 1-1?