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The Rangers will begin their ninth back-to-back set tonight, Dec. 15, against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.). The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 18-13-1 (37 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Washington Capitals, 7-0, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 8-4-0 in their last 12 games. The Penguins enter the contest with a 21-9-2 (44 pts) record to rank fourth in the Eastern Conference, and have won 12 of their last 13 games following a 3-2 loss at Philadelphia last night. Prior to last night, Pittsburgh's last loss was a 3-2 overtime defeat to the Rangers on Nov. 15. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will conclude their back-to-back set when they face-off against the Phoenix Coyotes tomorrow, Dec. 16, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.). Download complete game notes >>
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Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG2. 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 205.All Time -- Rangers vs. Penguins
At MSG: 63-46-9-2
At Pittsburgh: 49-51-14-52010-11 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Nov. 15 Rangers 3, Penguins 2 (OT) at Pittsburgh
Nov. 29 Rangers 1, Penguins 3 at MSG
Dec. 15 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
Feb. 1 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Feb. 13 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
March 20 Rangers vs. Penguins at PittsburghUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Dec. 15 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Dec. 16 Rangers vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Dec. 18 Rangers at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Dec. 23 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Dec. 27 Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.Injuries
* Vinny Prospal has missed 32 games with a knee injury.
* Chris Drury has missed 29 games with a broken finger.
* Derek Boogaard has missed two games with a shoulder injury.
* The Rangers have lost 96 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.