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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Minnesota

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Minnesota Wild tonight, Nov. 20, at the Xcel Energy Center (8:00 p.m.), to close out their fifth back-to-back set of the season. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 10-9-1 (21 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Colorado Avalanche, 5-1, last night at the Pepsi Center, and are now 3-2-0 in their last five contests. The Wild enter the contest with a 10-6-2 (22 pts) record to rank eighth in the Western Conference having won each of their last three games, including two straight in overtime. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the Calgary Flames on Monday, Nov. 22, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out a three-game stretch vs. Northwest Division opponents.

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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 237.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Wild
Overall: 7-4-0-0
At MSG: 4-1-0-0
At Minnesota: 3-3-0-0

2009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. Minnesota
Oct. 30 Rangers 2, Wild 3 at Minnesota

2010-11 Rangers vs. Minnesota
Nov. 20 Rangers vs. Wild at Minnesota
March 3 Rangers vs. Wild at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 20 Rangers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Nov. 22 Rangers vs. Calgary, 7 p.m.
Nov. 24 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 26 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 Rangers at Nashville, 8 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 20 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 17 games with a broken finger.

* Michal Rozsival has missed five games with a shoulder injury.

* The Rangers have lost 61 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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