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Game Notes: Rangers at Buffalo Sabres

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Tonight's Game

The Rangers face-off against the Buffalo Sabres tonight at HSBC Arena (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 31-22-6, and fifth in the Eastern Conference with 68 points. The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Islanders, 3-1, Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, and have earned a point in three of their last five games (2-2-1). Following today's contest, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs, tomorrow, February 22, at Madison Square Garden (8:08 p.m.), in what will be a special evening as the Rangers will honor two legendary Blueshirts, Andy Bathgate and Harry Howell, as their #9 and #3, respectively, will be retired to The Garden rafters in a pre-game ceremony (6:30 p.m.). The Sabres, 30-23-6, currently rank eighth in the Eastern Conference standings with 66 points, and have earned a point in five of their last eight games (4-3-1).

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN New York and on satellite radio at XM 204.
All Time – Rangers vs. Sabres
Overall: 53-66-25-4
At MSG: 31-25-15-2
At Buffalo: 22-41-10-2

2008-09 - Rangers vs. Sabres
Oct. 15 Rangers 1, Sabres 3 at MSG
Jan. 9 Rangers 1, Sabres 2 (SO) at Buffalo
Feb. 21 Rangers vs. Sabres at Buffalo
March 21 Rangers vs. Sabres at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Feb. 21 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Feb. 22 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
(Note: Bathgate/Howell Night ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Feb. 25 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Feb. 26 Rangers vs. Florida, 7 p.m.
Feb. 28 Rangers vs. Colorado, 7 p.m.

Recent New York Rangers Games

Last 5 NYR games: 2-2-1
Last 10 NYR games: 2-6-2


* Paul Mara has missed two games with a shoulder injury.

* Lauri Korpikoski has missed one game with an upper-body injury.

* The Rangers have lost 21 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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