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GAME NOTES: Rangers at Washington Capitals

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Tonight's Game

The Rangers face off against the Washington Capitals today at the Verizon Center (7:00 p.m.). The Blueshirts, 16-12-2, are currently tied for second place in the Atlantic Division and rank sixth in the Eastern Conference with 34 points. New York enters tonight's contest having defeated the New Jersey Devils, 1-0, in overtime on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, improving their record to 2-0-0 in games decided in overtime and 5-0-2 after regulation. The Rangers have picked up a point in seven of the last eight road contests, posting a record of 6-1-1 over the span. Following tonight's game, the Blueshirts will take on the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday, December 16, at Madison Square Garden (5:00 p.m.). The Capitals, 11-17-2, are currently in fifth place in the Southeast Division with 24 points and have won three of their last four contests.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on FSN NY. You can also catch the radio broadcast on WABC (770 AM).

All-Time - Rangers vs. Capitals

Overall: 78-78-18-2
At MSG: 44-34-9-1
At Washington: 34-44-9-1

2007-08 – Rangers vs. Capitals
Oct. 12 Rangers 3 vs. Capitals 1 at MSG
Nov. 1 Rangers 2 vs. Capitals 0 at MSG
Dec. 12 Rangers vs. Capitals at Verizon Center
Feb. 10 Rangers vs. Capitals at Verizon Center

Upcoming Regular Season Schedule

Dec. 12 Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
Dec. 16 Rangers vs. Phoenix, 5 p.m.
Dec. 18 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Dec. 20 Rangers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Dec. 21 Rangers at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 2-3-0
Last 10 NYR games: 4-5-1

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

* The Rangers have lost 66 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.

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