The Rangers face-off against the Washington Capitals in a matinee matchup today at the Verizon Center (1:00 p.m.) in the second game of a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts are currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 28-24-6, and rank seventh in the Eastern Conference with 62 points. New York enters the contest having defeated the Flyers, 2-0, yesterday at the Wachovia Center and have now won their last four games on the road, outscoring their opponents, 14-4, over the span. The Rangers have posted a record of 3-5-1 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season, including a 3-2-0 mark when winning the first game of the set. Following today's contest, the Rangers will have a season-long, five-day break before returning to action against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, February 16, at Madison Square Garden (1:00 p.m.). The Capitals, 26-25-5, are currently tied for third place in the Southeast Division standings with 57 points and have lost their last two games at home.
Tune In Today! Today's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN New York.
All-Time - Rangers vs. Capitals Overall: 78-78-18-3 At MSG: 44-34-9-1 At Washington: 34-44-9-2 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 4, Capitals 5 (OT) at Washington Feb. 10 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington
Upcoming Regular Season Schedule Feb. 10 Rangers at Washington, 1 p.m. Feb. 16 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m. Feb. 17 Rangers vs. Sharks, 1 p.m. Feb. 19 Rangers at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Recent New York Rangers Games Last 5 NYR games: 3-2-0 Last 10 NYR games: 6-4-0
Injuries * Marcel Hossa has missed the last eight games with a back injury.
*Brendan Shanahan suffered a leg injury on Feb. 1 at New Jersey, and has missed four games.
* The Rangers have lost 105 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.