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Pregame Notes: Rangers at New Jersey

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to- back set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 31-12-4 (66 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 3-0, on Jan. 24 at Madison Square Garden for their third win in four games, and are now 14-4-0 in their last 18 games. New York has posted a record of 28-9-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Devils enter the contest with a 26-19-3 (55 pts) record to rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last three games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at First Niagara Center (7:30 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 2 with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 213.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Devils
Overall: 99-82-27-5
At MSG: 54-29-20-2
On Road: 45-53-7-3

2011-12 Rangers vs. New Jersey
Dec. 20 Rangers 4, Devils 1 at New Jersey
Jan. 31 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
Feb. 7 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
Feb. 27 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
March 6 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
March 19 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 31 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Rangers at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Feb. 7 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Feb. 9 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.


* Michael Sauer has missed 23 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

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

* Jeff Woywitka has missed 11 games with a foot injury, suffered on Dec. 30.

* The Rangers have lost 155 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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