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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Chicago

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at United Center (8:30 p.m.), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank third in the league overall, with a record of 42-17-7 (91 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, last night at Scotiabank Place, and are now 13-5-3 in their last 21 games. The Blackhawks enter the contest with a 36-25-7 (79 pts) record to rank sixth in the Western Conference, and have won three of their last four games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Sunday, Mar. 11, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a seven-game homestand.

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Tune in Tonight
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Plus with pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 214.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Blackhawks
Overall: 236-242-98-2
At MSG: 120-114-55-0
At Chicago: 116-128-43-2

2011-12 Rangers vs. Chicago
Feb. 16 Rangers 2, Blackhawks 4 at MSG
March 9 Rangers vs. Blackhawks at Chicago

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 9 Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
March 11 Rangers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.
March 13 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
March 15 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
March 17 Rangers vs. Colorado, 7 p.m.


* Michael Sauer has missed 41 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* Brandon Dubinsky has missed one game with an injury, suffered on March 6.

* The Rangers have lost 189 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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