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The Rangers face-off against the Minnesota Wild tonight at Xcel Energy Center (8:00 p.m.). The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 8-4-1 (17 pts.). New York enter tonight's contest having been defeated by NY Islanders, 3-1, on Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum to drop to 7-2-2 (16 pts.) in their last 11 regular season games away from MSG during the month of October dating back to last season. Minnesota enter the contest with a 3-9-0 (six pts.) record, and rank 15th in the Western Conference. Following tonight's game, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the Boston Bruins on Sunday, Nov. 1, at Madison Square Garden (1:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup.Download complete game notes >>
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All Time – Rangers vs. Wild
At MSG: 4-1-0-0
At Minnesota: 3-2-0-02008-09 Series Recap
New York went 1-0-0 against Minnesota in 2008-09. The Rangers out-shot the Wild, 30-19, including a 23-10 advantage through the first two periods in last season's matchup.2009-10 - Rangers vs. Wild
Oct. 30 Rangers vs. Wild at Minnesota
Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Oct. 30 Rangers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Nov. 1 Rangers vs. Boston, 1 p.m.
Nov. 3 Rangers at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Nov. 5 Rangers at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 7 Rangers at Calgary, 10 p.m.Injuries
* Donald Brashear has missed one game with an injury.
* Marian Gaborik
has missed one game with an injury.
* The Rangers have lost 9 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.