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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 conclude a three-game road trip when they face-off against the Atlanta Thrashers tonight at Philips Arena (7:30 p.m.). The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 29-23-4 (62 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, on Monday at Joe Louis Arena. Fourteen of the Blueshirts' last 18 games have been decided by one goal (6-6-2 in those games), including seven of their last 10 road games (4-2-1 in those games). The Thrashers enter the contest with a 24-22-10 (58 pts) record to rank ninth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost 11 of their last 13 games (2-7-4). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Feb. 13, at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG2. Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 208.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Thrashers
Overall: 19-13-1-9
At MSG: 7-8-1-5
At Atlanta: 12-5-0-4

2010-11 Rangers vs. Atlanta
Oct. 27 Rangers 4, Thrashers 6 at MSG
Jan. 22 Rangers 3, Thrashers 2 (SO) at Atlanta
Feb. 11 Rangers vs. Thrashers at Atlanta
April 7 Rangers vs. Thrashers at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Feb. 11 Rangers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.
Feb. 17 Rangers vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Feb. 20 Rangers vs. Flyers, 12:30 p.m.


* Derek Boogaard has missed 26 games with a shoulder injury.

* Alex Frolov has missed 13 games with a knee injury.

* Ruslan Fedotenko has missed eight games with a shoulder separation.

* Chris Drury has missed two games with a knee injury.

* The Rangers have lost 210 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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