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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 at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to conclude a back-to-back weekend set against Original Six opponents. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank first in the league overall, with a record of 28-10-4 (60 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-0, on Saturday night at Air Canada Centre to extend their road winning streak to four games, and are now 11-2-0 in their last 13 games. New York has posted a record of 25-7-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Canadiens enter the contest with a 16-20-8 (40 pts) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last three games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.), in their third game in four days.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus). You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 212.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Canadiens
Overall: 190-319-94-3
At MSG: 126-123-54-1
At Montreal: 64-196-40-2

2011-12 Rangers vs. Montreal
Nov. 5 Rangers 5, Canadiens 3 at MSG
Nov. 19 Rangers 0, Canadiens 4 at Montreal
Jan. 15 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
March 30 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 15 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Jan. 17 Rangers vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Jan. 21 Rangers at Boston, 1 p.m.
Jan. 24 Rangers vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.


* Michael Sauer has missed 18 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* Steve Eminger has missed 12 games with a shoulder injury, suffered on Dec. 17.

* Jeff Woywitka has missed six games with a foot injury, suffered on Dec. 30.

* Brandon Dubinsky has missed two games with a shoulder injury, suffered on Jan. 10.

* The Rangers have lost 137 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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