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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Ottawa

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight’s Game
The Rangers will complete their home-and-home set against the Ottawa Senators tonight, Dec. 9, at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m.). The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 16-12-1 (33 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Senators, 3-1, on Sunday at MSG in the first game of the set, and are now 6-3-0 in their last nine games. The Senators enter the contest with a 12-15-2 (26 pts) record to rank 10th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost nine of their last 12 games (3-8-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will begin a back-to-back set when they face-off against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Nationwide Arena (7:00 p.m.), before returning to Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Dec. 12 (7:00 p.m.) to close out the set vs. the Washington Capitals.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 208.

All Time – Rangers vs. Senators
Overall: 30-33-3-1
At MSG: 14-20-0-0
At Ottawa: 16-13-3-1

2010-11 Rangers vs. Ottawa
Dec. 5 Rangers 1, Senators 3 at MSG
Dec. 9 Rangers vs. Senators at Ottawa
March 4 Rangers vs. Senators at Ottawa
March 24 Rangers vs. Senators at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Dec. 9 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12 Rangers vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Dec. 16 Rangers vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 29 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 26 games with a broken finger.

* The Rangers have lost 87 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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