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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight in an Original Six match-up at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), to begin 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 26-16-3 (55 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 1-0, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden to end the Canucks' 17-game point streak, and are now 9-3-2 in their last 14 games. New York has registered a point in 21 of their last 30 contests (19-9-2), and is 9-4-1 in their last 14 games at home. The Canadiens enter the contest with a 24-17-3 (51 pts) record to rank seventh in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in five of their last six games (4-1-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, Jan. 16, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out their back-to-back set.

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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 204.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Canadiens
Overall: 188-316-94-3
At MSG: 124-122-54-1
At Montreal: 64-194-40-2

2010-11 Rangers vs. Montreal
Jan. 11 Rangers 1, Canadiens 2 at MSG
Jan. 15 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
Feb. 5 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
March 18 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 15 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Jan. 20 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Jan. 22 Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 45 games with a knee injury.

* Derek Boogaard has missed 15 games with a shoulder injury.

* Ryan Callahan has missed 12 games with a broken hand.

* Erik Christensen has missed seven games with a sprained knee.

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

* The Rangers have lost 147 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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