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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Atlanta

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Atlanta Thrashers tonight at Philips Arena (7:00 p.m.), in the second game of their three-game road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 27-19-3 (57 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, on Thursday at RBC Center, to conclude their league-high, 13th back-to-back set of the season. New York has registered a point in 22 of their last 34 games (20-12-2), and are now 10-6-2 in their last 18. The Thrashers enter the contest with a 23-18-8 (54 pts) record to rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost five of their last six games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will conclude their three-game road trip when they face-off against the Washington Capitals on Monday, Jan. 24, at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set.

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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 207.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Thrashers
Overall: 18-13-1-9
At MSG: 7-8-1-5
At Atlanta: 11-5-0-4

2010-11 Rangers vs. Atlanta
Oct. 27 Rangers 4, Thrashers 6 at MSG
Jan. 22 Rangers vs. Thrashers at Atlanta
Feb. 11 Rangers vs. Thrashers at Atlanta
April 7 Rangers vs. Thrashers at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 22 Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 Rangers vs. Florida, 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 49 games with a knee injury.

* Derek Boogaard has missed 19 games with a shoulder injury.

* Ryan Callahan has missed 16 games with a broken hand.

* Erik Christensen has missed 11 games with a sprained knee.

* Alex Frolov has missed six games with a knee injury.

* Brandon Dubinsky has missed two games with a stress fracture in his left leg.

* Ruslan Fedotenko has missed one game with a shoulder separation.

* The Rangers have lost 170 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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