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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Detroit

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will continue a three-game road trip when they face-off against the Detroit Red Wings tonight at Joe Louis Arena (7:30 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 29-22-4 (62 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 2-0, on Saturday at Bell Centre, and are now 4-3-0 in their last seven road games. New York has registered a point in 25 of their last 40 games (22-15-3). The Red Wings enter the contest with a 31-15-6 (68 pts) record to rank second in the Western Conference, and have lost each of their last two games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Atlanta Thrashers on Friday, Feb. 11, at Philips Arena (7:30 p.m.), to conclude their three-game road trip.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised nationally on Versus. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 205.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Red Wings
Overall: 210-259-103-1
At MSG: 134-94-58-0
At Detroit: 76-165-45-1

2009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. Detroit
Dec. 6 Rangers 1, Red Wings 3 at MSG

2010-11 Rangers vs. Detroit
Feb. 7 Rangers vs. Red Wings at Detroit

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Feb. 7 Rangers at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 Rangers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.
Feb. 17 Rangers vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.


* Derek Boogaard has missed 25 games with a shoulder injury.

* Alex Frolov has missed 12 games with a knee injury.

* Ruslan Fedotenko has missed seven games with a shoulder separation.

* Chris Drury has missed one game with a knee injury.

* The Rangers have lost 206 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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