The 2014 NHL playoffs live stream and TV coverage continues Wednesday with just one game on the schedule and it is a big one for both teams involved. The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to take a 3-1 lead over the New York Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden when these two teams collide this evening. The Rangers took home-ice advantage away from Pittsburgh after they stole Game 1 from the Penguins in Pittsburgh, but they have dropped the last two games and are in a must win situation for this important NHL live stream Game 4.
According to a Sportsline report on May 7, no one is hotter right now than Marc-André Fleury. The Pittsburgh goal keeper has pitched back-to-back shut outs as he has frustrated the Rangers the past two games. Fleury posted his second consecutive shutout after making 35 saves Monday night leading the Pens to a 2-0 win against the Rangers in Game 3 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.
Fleury not only frustrated the Rangers, but he silenced the home town crowd who never had a chance to erupt with excitement. Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang knows that his team may actually be down 2-1 instead of up 2-1 in the series if it wasn't for the hot play by Fleury.
''He is 10 out of 10,'' defenseman Kris Letang said Tuesday. ''For the guys in the dressing room, Flower has always been our go-to guy that shows up every night and gives us a chance to win. ''Since the playoffs began, he has been our best player.''
NHL fans know that many teams who win the Stanley Cup are usually a result of a goaltender getting hot at the right time. If Fleury continues his outstanding play the Penguins may be headed to the Eastern Conference finals.
Las Vegas odds makers have Pittsburgh as a slight favorite in tonight's Game 4 action at -125 with the over/under number set at 5. Tonight is a big game for both teams, but it is bigger for New York who can't afford to go down 3-1 in the series.
Fans can catch this game on NBC Sports Network Nationally and streaming live online through NBC Sports Extra. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m. ET.