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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 First Niagara Center (7:00 p.m.), as they continue their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 13-9-2 (28 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Washington Capitals, 4-1, on Sunday at Verizon Center, and have won five of the last six games. The Blueshirts have now registered a point in four of their last five road games (3-1-1). The Sabres enter the contest with a 9-14-3 (21 pts) record to rank 14th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last four games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, Mar. 14, at MTS Centre (8:00 p.m.), as they continue their four-game road trip.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on ESPN New York (FM 98.7)and on satellite radio at XM 212.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Sabres
Overall: 61-72-25-5
At MSG: 35-28-15-3
At Buffalo: 26-44-10-2

2013 Rangers vs. Buffalo
March 3 Rangers 3, Sabres 2 (SO) at MSG
March 12 Rangers vs. Sabres at Buffalo
April 19 Rangers vs. Sabres at Buffalo

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 12 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
March 14 Rangers at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
March 16 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
March 18 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
March 19 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed three games with an injury, suffered on March 5.

* Arron Asham has missed nine games with an injury.

* Michael Sauer has missed 24 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 59 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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