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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Atlanta

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight’s Game

The Rangers face-off against the Atlanta Thrashers tonight at Philips Arena (7:00 p.m.), in their sixth game in nine days. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 21-17-5 (47 pts.). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Dallas Stars, 5-2, yesterday at Madison Square Garden, and have now recorded a point in nine of their last 10 contests (7-1-2). The Thrashers enter the contest with an 18-18-6 (42 pts.) record, and rank 11th in the Eastern Conference. Following tonight's game, the Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins on Saturday, Jan. 9, at TD Garden (1:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matinee matchup.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Plus. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 206.

All Time – Rangers vs. Thrashers
Overall: 17-12-1-8
At MSG: 7-7-1-5
At Atlanta: 10-5-0-3

2009-10 - Rangers vs. Atlanta
Nov. 12 Rangers 3, Thrashers 5 at MSG
Dec. 14 Rangers 2, Thrashers 3 (SO) at MSG
Jan. 7 Rangers vs. Thrashers at Atlanta
March 12 Rangers vs. Thrashers at Atlanta

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 7 Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 Rangers at Boston, 1 p.m.
Jan. 12 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Jan. 14 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Injuries

* Vinny Prospal has missed five games with an injury suffered on Dec. 26.

* The Rangers have lost 49 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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