The Rangers, who were off Saturday, are nine points behind the Penguins but are 8-5-1 in their past 14 games.
New York is feeling good about a 6-2 win Friday at Buffalo, partly because of a three-goal outburst in the final four minutes to punctuate the outcome, including goals eight seconds apart by Pavel Buchnevich and Vladislav Namestnikov.
"There was a lot at stake, especially when you're this deep into the season," Rangers coach David Quinn said.
The Rangers have faced the Penguins once this season, a 7-2 home loss Jan. 2.
It's not clear whether 19-year-old forward Filip Chytil will return to the New York lineup Sunday. He was scratched for the Buffalo game.
"I think Fil's play has slipped a little," Quinn said of Chytil, who has 10 goals and 19 points. >> Read More
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