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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 will complete their back-to-back set when they face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank ninth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 14-12-2 (30 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1, in the shootout last night at Madison Square Garden, to improve to 3-1-0 (2-0-0 at home) in the first game of back-to-back sets. The Blueshirts have posted a combined record of 3-4-0 in back-to-back games this season, including an 0-3-0 (0-1-0 on the road) record in the second game. The Devils enter the contest with a 13-10-6 (32 pts) record to rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last two games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, Mar. 21, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the first of two consecutive games at MSG against Southeast Division opponents.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 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. Devils
Overall: 101-85-27-6
At MSG: 56-30-20-2
On Road: 45-55-7-4

2013 Rangers vs. New Jersey
Feb 5 Rangers 1, Devils 3 at New Jersey
March 19 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
April 21 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
April 27 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 19 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
March 21 Rangers vs. Panthers, 7 p.m.
March 24 Rangers vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
March 26 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
March 28 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m..


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

* Arron Asham has missed 13 games with an injury.

* Michael Sauer has missed 28 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 71 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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