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GAME NOTES: Rangers at Minnesota Wild

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Tonight's Game

The Rangers face off against the Minnesota Wild tonight at the Xcel Energy Center (8:00 p.m.) in the first of back-to-back road contests vs. Northwest Division opponents. The Blueshirts are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 17-13-3, and rank fifth in the Eastern Conference with 37 points. New York enters the contest having defeated the Penguins, 4-0, on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden and have now earned at least one point in three of their last four games, going 2-1-1 during the stretch. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will travel to Colorado to take on the Avalanche tomorrow, December 21, at the Pepsi Center (9:00 p.m.). The Wild, 19-12-2, are currently tied for first place in the Northwest Division with 40 points and have won their last three 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. Wild
Overall: 6-2-0-0
At MSG: 3-1-0-0
At Minnesota: 3-1-0-0

2007-08 – Rangers vs. Wild
Dec. 20 Rangers vs. Wild at Xcel Energy Center

Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
Dec. 20 Rangers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Dec. 21 Rangers at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Dec. 23 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Dec. 26 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Dec. 29 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.

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

* Sean Avery underwent successful wrist surgery on Nov. 29 and has missed eight games.

* Marcel Hossa has missed two games with the flu.

* The Rangers have lost 71 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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