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NBCSN, TSN2 to televise Devils-Rangers on Monday

Monday, 03.19.2012 / 1:33 AM / Schedule

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NBCSN, TSN2 to televise Devils-Rangers on Monday
The New York Rangers will continue their pursuit of the top seed in the Eastern Conference in front of a nationally-televised audience Monday night.
The New York Rangers will continue their pursuit of the top seed in the Eastern Conference in front of a nationally-televised audience Monday night.

The Rangers -- who have just a one-point lead on Pittsburgh atop the East -- will host the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden as part of the NHL's 6-game schedule. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on the NBC Sports Network in the United States and TSN2 in Canada.

New Jersey (41-26-5) currently resides in sixth place in the East, just three points ahead of No. 7 Ottawa. The Devils are 21-13-2 on the road this season. 

Monday's action gets under way at 7 p.m. ET. The Boston Bruins, who have just a one-point lead on the Senators atop the Northeast Division, will face the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden. Toronto will be seeking its third straight win.

Also at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will clash at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, while the Washington Capitals continue their road trip in Detroit to face the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The Caps suffered a 5-2 loss at Chicago on Sunday night.

In the final two games of the evening, the Vancouver Canucks are in Minnesota to face the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center (8 p.m. ET), while the San Jose Sharks host the Anaheim Ducks at HP Pavilion in the second game of an NBCSN doubleheader. That showdown is set to begin at 10 p.m. ET.

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