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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Minnesota

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the Minnesota Wild tonight at Xcel Energy Center (8:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 47-21-7 (101 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3, in the shootout on Saturday at Air Canada Centre, and have won three of the last four games. The Wild enter the contest with a 31-34-10 (72 pts) record to rank 13th in the Western Conference, and have lost five of the last seven games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday at MTS Centre (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set.

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Tune in Tonight
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Network with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 205.

All Time – Rangers vs. Wild
Overall: 8-5-0-0
At MSG: 4-2-0-0
At Minnesota: 4-3-0-0

2011-12 Review -- Rangers vs. Minnesota
Nov. 20 Rangers 5, Wild 2 at Minnesota
March 3 Rangers 1, Wild 3 at MSG

2011-12 Rangers vs. Minnesota
March 27 Rangers vs. Wild at Minnesota

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 27 Rangers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
March 28 Rangers at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
March 30 Rangers vs. Montreal, 7:30
April 1 Rangers vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
April 3 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.


* Michael Sauer has missed 51 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* Steve Eminger has missed five games with an injury suffered on March 15.

* Mats Zuccarello has missed one game with an injury suffered on March 23.

* The Rangers have lost 216 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.

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