The New York Rangers head into a pivotal game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a series lead on the line. Tied 1-1, and heading to Madison Square Garden, this game becomes even more important for the Rangers as they look to get out in front without a few of their stars.

One of the Rangers major questions is whether or not Ryan McDonagh will be healthy enough to play? McDonagh skated on Monday, but did not practice with the team.

"I knew he skated on his own yesterday; I watched him a little bit," head coach Alain Vigneault said. "I did not expect him to skate with the group today, but after discussing with our medical staff they thought it would be a good idea for him to get a practice in and we'll see how he responds."

Brady Skjei filled in for McDonagh and fellow rookie Dylan McIlrath replaced Girardi, who is day-to-day. Skjei played some great defense in the Rangers win on Saturday and the youngster is showing he has a bright future.

The Rangers recalled Rafael Diaz yesterday. Diaz played 12 games with the Rangers this season and gives the team a little more experience.