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Video: Doc and Eddie O preview Rangers-Penguins March 20th Game of the Week

Artem Anisimov, Tyler Kennedy

New York Rangers’ Artem Anisimov (42) of Russia, and Pittsburgh Penguins Tyler Kennedy go after the puck in the corner during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. (AP Photo)


If you were to make a blind wager on a sports game, it seems like the best bet is almost always to go with the home team. That’s not to say that road teams lose a huge majority of the time, but when in doubt, having a partisan crowd in favor of one side can swing these games of inches.

Yet when you discuss the New York Rangers’ 2010-11 season, they seem to be better off without home cooking. Maybe it’s playing under the glaring (yet oddly lit) spotlight in Madison Square Garden or perhaps the scrappy squad just plays better on the road, but either way it’s undeniable being that they have 21 away wins vs. only 15 in the Big Apple.

Perhaps their road warrior status and higher level of desperation will help them earn a win against the Penguins in Pittsburgh next weekend, as that contest will be the March 20th NBC Game of the Week. Mike Emrick and Ed Olczyk discussed what this game will mean for both teams in the video below.
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