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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Carolina

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will begin a three-game road trip when they face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, Jan. 20, at RBC Center (7:00 p.m.), in the first of four consecutive games vs. Southeast Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 27-18-3 (57 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-0, last night at Madison Square Garden to improve to 10-5-1 in their last 16 games at home. New York has registered a point in 22 of their last 33 games (20-11-2), and are now 10-5-2 in their last 17. The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 22-18-6 (50 pts) record to rank ninth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost three of their last four games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Philips Arena (7:00 p.m.), in their third game in four nights.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 207.

All Time – Rangers vs. Hurricanes
Overall: 54-47-7-2
At MSG: 34-17-4-2
At Hartford/Carolina: 20-30-3-0

2010-11 Rangers vs. Carolina
Oct. 29 Rangers 3, Hurricanes 4 at MSG
Jan. 5 Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (OT) at MSG
Jan 20 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
Feb. 22 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 20 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
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.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 48 games with a knee injury.

* Derek Boogaard has missed 18 games with a shoulder injury.

* Ryan Callahan has missed 15 games with a broken hand.

* Erik Christensen has missed 10 games with a sprained knee.

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

* Brandon Dubinsky has missed one game with a stress fracture in his left leg.

* The Rangers have lost 163 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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