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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Columbus

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today’s Game
The Rangers will begin their eighth back-to-back set of the season tonight, Dec. 11, against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena (7:00 p.m.). The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 17-12-1 (35 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Senators, 5-3, on Thursday at Ottawa to split their home-and-home set (1-1-0), and are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. The Blue Jackets enter the contest with a 15-11-1 (31 pts) record to rank 12th in the Western Conference, and have lost six of their last seven games (1-5-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will conclude their back-to-back set when they face-off against the Washington Capitals tomorrow, Dec. 12, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).

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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. Blue Jackets
Overall: 4-5-1-0
At MSG: 2-1-1-0
At Columbus: 2-4-0-0

2009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. Columbus
Nov. 23 Rangers 7, Blue Jackets 4 at MSG

2010-11 Rangers vs. Columbus
Dec. 11 Rangers vs. Blue Jackets at Columbus

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Dec. 11 Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12 Rangers vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Dec. 16 Rangers vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Dec. 18 Rangers at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 30 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 27 games with a broken finger.

* The Rangers have lost 89 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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