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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Buffalo

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres tonight at HSBC Arena (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 41-30-5 (87 points). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Boston Bruins, 1-0, on Saturday at TD Garden to extend their season-high point streak to seven games (6-0-1), and are now 8-1-1 in their last 10 contests. The seven-game point streak is the longest for New York since last season from Dec. 31 to Jan. 12 (4-0-3), and their 23 road wins are the most for the Rangers since 1993-94 (24-16-2). The Sabres enter the contest with a 38-29-9 (85 points) record to rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in five of their last six games (4-1-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Thursday, Mar. 31, at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), to close out their back-to-back set.

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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 207.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Sabres
Overall: 57-70-25-5
At MSG: 33-27-15-3
At Buffalo: 24-43-10-2

2010-11 Rangers vs. Buffalo
Oct. 9 Rangers 6, Sabres 3 at Buffalo
Nov. 11 Rangers 3, Sabres 2 (OT) at MSG
March 1 Rangers 2, Sabres 3 at MSG
March 30 Rangers vs. Sabres at Buffalo

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 30 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
March 31 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
April 3 Rangers at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m.
April 4 Rangers vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.
April 7 Rangers vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m.


* Derek Boogaard has missed 46 games with a shoulder injury.

* Alex Frolov has missed 33 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 22 games with a knee injury.

* Martin Biron has missed 12 games with a fractured collarbone.

* The Rangers have lost 302 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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