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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers begin their 2009-10 regular season tonight against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, at Mellon Arena (7:30 p.m.), marking the second straight year the team has started the season on the road. Tonight’s contest is the first of back-to-back games for the Rangers, and the first of three games in four days to begin the season. In seven pre-season contests, New York posted a record of 3-3-1 (seven pts.), including a three-game winning streak from September 19 at Boston to September 24 against Washington. Pittsburgh posted a 1-4-1 record in six pre-season games. Following today’s game, the Rangers will host the Ottawa Senators tomorrow, October 3, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their regular season home opener.

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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 New York and on satellite radio at XM 205.

All-Time - Rangers vs. Penguins
Overall: 110-92-23-6
At MSG: 63-43-9-1
At Pittsburgh: 47-49-14-5

2008-09 Series Recap
The Rangers were 3-3-0 against Pittsburgh in 2008-09, including a 0-3-0 record at Mellon Arena. Henrik Lundqvist started all six games, and he has started in each of the last 22 meetings between the Rangers and Penguins since Oct. 12, 2006.

2009-10 - Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Oct. 2 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
Nov. 28 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
Nov. 30 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Jan. 25 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Feb. 12 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
March 4 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Oct. 2 Rangers at Penguins, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Oct. 8 Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 Rangers vs. Anaheim, 5 p.m.

* Sean Avery, sprained knee, suffered on Sept. 21.
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