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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Ottawa

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m.), in their first meeting since the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank ninth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 8-6-1 (17 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1, on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, to conclude their three-game homestand with a 1-1-1 mark. The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in nine of their last 13 contests (8-4-1) after dropping the first two games of the season. The Senators enter the contest with a 9-6-2 (20 pts) record to rank seventh in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last two games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in their second meeting in four days.

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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 216.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Senators
Overall: 248-283-97-2
At MSG: 143-119-55-0
At Boston: 105-164-42-2

2011-12 Rangers vs. Ottawa
Oct. 29 Rangers 4, Senators 5 (SO) at MSG
Nov. 9 Rangers 3, Senators 2 at Ottawa
Jan. 12 Rangers 0, Senators 3 at MSG
March 8 Rangers 1, Senators 4 at Ottawa

2013 Rangers vs. Ottawa
Feb. 21 Rangers vs. Senators at Ottawa
March 8 Rangers vs. Senators at MSG
March 28 Rangers vs. Senators at Ottawa

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Feb. 21 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 23 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Feb. 26 Rangers vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Feb. 28 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
March 3 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.


* Rick Nash has missed one game with an injury.

* Darroll Powe has missed one game with a concussion, suffered on Feb. 17.

* Michael Sauer has missed 15 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 28 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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