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Game Notes: Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Tonight's Game

The Rangers face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning today at the St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.) in the second game of a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts are currently in third place in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 37-25-9, and rank sixth in the Eastern Conference with 83 points. New York enters the contest having been defeated by the Panthers, 3-2, yesterday at the BankAtlantic Center to end their point streak at 13 games. The Rangers are 10-6-3 vs. Southeast Division opponents this season. Following today's match, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday, March 18, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.) to begin a 10-game stretch vs. Atlantic Division opponents to close out the regular season. The Lightning, 28-35-8, are currently in fifth place in the Southeast Division standings with 64 points and have won their last two games. Tonight's game will mark the fourth and final meeting this season.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast 1050 ESPN New York

All-Time - Rangers vs. Lightning
Overall: 30-25-5-3
At MSG: 17-12-2-2
At Tampa Bay: 13-13-3-1

2007-08 – Rangers vs. Lightning
October 29 Rangers 3 vs. Lightning 1 at MSG
November 21 Rangers 2 vs. Lightning 1 at Tampa
January 8 Rangers 3, Lightning 5 at MSG
March 15 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa

Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
March 15 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
March 18 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
March 19 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
March 21 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
March 25 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 3-1-1
Last 10 NYR games: 7-1-2

* Paul Mara suffered a facial fracture on Saturday at Buffalo, and has missed eight games.

* Marek Malik suffered an upper body injury on March 9 vs. Boston, and has missed two games.

* The Rangers have lost 127 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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