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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers conclude their three-game road trip when they face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 16-14-3 (35 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 3-0, on Thursday at Scotiabank Place, and are now 1-1-0 on their current three-game road trip. New York has recorded a point in four of their last six contests (3-2-1). The Canadiens enter the contest with a 21-7-5 (47 pts) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference, and have lost three of their last five games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, Apr. 1, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on ESPN New York (FM 98.7)and on satellite radio at XM 92.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Canadiens
Overall: 191-322-94-3
At MSG: 127-124-54-1
At Montreal: 64-198-40-2

2013 Rangers vs. Montreal
Feb. 19 Rangers 1, Canadiens 3 at MSG
Feb. 23 Rangers 0, Canadiens 3 at Montreal
March 30 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 30 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
April 1 Rangers vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
April 3 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
April 5 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
April 6 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed 12 games with an injury, suffered on March 5.

* Michael Sauer has missed 33 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 84 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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