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Game Notes: Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Tonight's Game

The Rangers face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at the RBC Center (7:00 p.m.) in the first game of a four-game road trip. The Blueshirts are currently tied for fourth place in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 24-21-6, and rank ninth in the Eastern Conference with 54 points. New York enters the contest having defeated the Thrashers, 2-1, in a shootout on Thursday at Madison Square Garden and have now earned at least one point in five of their last seven contests (4-2-1). Prior to their match with Atlanta, the Blueshirts retired Brian Leetch's #2 to The Garden rafters in a pre-game ceremony, and announced that Adam Graves' #9 will join Ed Giacomin (#1), Rod Gilbert (#7), Mark Messier (#11), Mike Richter (#35) and Leetch as the sixth Rangers player to have their number retired. Following today's contest, the Rangers will travel to Philadelphia on Thursday, January 31, to take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center (7:00 p.m.). The Hurricanes, 24-24-4, currently sit atop the Southeast Division standings with 52 points and have lost five of their last seven games.

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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.

All-Time - Rangers vs. Hurricanes

Overall: 48-42-7-1
At MSG: 31-15-4-1
At Carolina: 17-27-3-0

2007-08 – Rangers vs. Hurricanes
Dec. 3 Rangers 0 vs. Hurricanes 4 at MSG
Dec. 26 Rangers 4 vs. Hurricanes 2 at MSG
Jan. 29 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at RBC Center
Feb. 28 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at RBC Center

Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
Jan. 29 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Feb. 3 Rangers at Montreal, 2 p.m.
Feb. 5 Rangers vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 3-1-1
Last 10 NYR games: 4-4-2

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* The Rangers have lost 89 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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