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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today's Game
The Rangers will begin a three-game road trip when they face-off against the Montreal Canadiens today at Bell Centre (2:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 29-21-4 (62 pts). The Rangers enter today's contest having been defeated by the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 10-7-2 in their last 19 games at home. New York has registered a point in 25 of their last 39 games (22-14-3). The Canadiens enter the contest with a 29-18-5 (63 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in seven of their last eight games (5-1-2). Following today's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, Feb. 7, at Joe Louis Arena (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up.

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Tune In Today!
Today’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 206.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Canadiens
Overall: 188-317-94-3
At MSG: 124-123-54-1
At Montreal: 64-194-40-2

2010-11 Rangers vs. Montreal
Jan. 11 Rangers 1, Canadiens 2 at MSG
Jan. 15 Rangers 2, Canadiens 3 at Montreal
Feb. 5 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
March 18 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Feb. 5 Rangers at Montreal, 2 p.m.
Feb. 7 Rangers at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 Rangers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.
Feb. 17 Rangers vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m.


* Derek Boogaard has missed 24 games with a shoulder injury.

* Erik Christensen has missed 16 games with a sprained knee.

* Alex Frolov has missed 11 games with a knee injury.

* Ruslan Fedotenko has missed six games with a shoulder separation.

* The Rangers have lost 202 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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