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Game Notes: Rangers at Montreal Canadiens

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Tonight's Game

The Rangers face-off against the Montreal Canadiens today at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m.), in a matchup of Original Six teams. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 36-26-8, and seventh in the Eastern Conference with 80 points. The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Flyers, 4-1, Sunday at Madison Square Garden, and have won five of their last seven games. New York has posted a 29-16-7 record vs. Original Six opponents since the 2005-06 season, including a 7-5-2 mark vs. Montreal during the stretch. Following today's contest, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, March 21 at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of their 15th and final back-to-back set of the 2008-09 regular season. The Canadiens, 36-25-8, currently rank sixth in the Eastern Conference standings with 80 points, and have lost four of their last six games (2-3-1).

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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 205.
All Time – Rangers vs. Canadiens
Overall: 185-313-94-2
At MSG: 122-120-54-1
At Montreal: 63-193-40-1

2008-09 - Rangers vs. Canadiens

Dec. 4 Rangers 2, Canadiens 6 at Montreal
Jan. 7 Rangers 3, Canadiens 6 at MSG
March 17 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
April 7 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule

March 17 Rangers at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
March 21 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
March 22 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
March 24 Rangers vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
March 26 Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 3-2-0
Last 10 NYR games: 5-3-2


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* The Rangers have lost 25 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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