Even though a strong possibility exists that the Penguins will meet the Rangers at some point during this spring's Stanley Cup playoffs, New York's most valuable player offered some polite advice to coach Dan Bylsma and his staff.

Give Marc-Andre Fleury a break.

Fleury is on pace to play 70 games for the first time in his career, and Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist believes goaltenders who reach that range — he would know — simply aren't as effective in the postseason.

"If you look at the last 10 or 15 years," Lundqvist said, "not a lot of goalies that played over 60 or 65 games have won (the Stanley Cup). It's tough. It's a long year."

Lundqvist's math is correct.