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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Florida

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will conclude their three-game road trip tonight when they face-off against the Florida Panthers at BankAtlantic Center (5:00 p.m.), in the second game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 22-14-3 (47 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1, in overtime last night at St. Pete Times Forum, and have now registered a point in 17 of their last 24 games (15-7-2). The Panthers enter the contest with a 16-17-2 (34 pts) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in five of their last six games (3-1-2). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their third straight game vs. a Southeast Division opponent.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 204.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Panthers
Overall: 37-23-6-4
At MSG: 18-12-4-0
At Florida: 19-11-2-4

2010-11 Rangers vs. Florida
Nov. 26 Rangers 3, Panthers 0 at Florida
Jan. 2 Rangers vs. Panthers at Florida
Jan. 25 Rangers vs. Panthers at MSG
March 22 Rangers vs. Panthers at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 2 Rangers at Florida, 5 p.m.
Jan. 5 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Jan. 7 Rangers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Jan. 11 Rangers vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 39 games with a knee injury.

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

* Ryan Callahan has missed six games with a broken hand

* Erik Christensen has missed one game with a sprained knee

* The Rangers have lost 119 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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