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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today's Game
The Rangers will complete their four-game road trip when they face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins today at CONSOL Energy Center (1:00 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 13-11-2 (28 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1, on Thursday at MTS Centre, and are now 5-3-0 in the last eight games. The Penguins enter the contest with a 20-8-0 (40 pts) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last seven games. Following today's contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday, Mar. 18, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set.

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Tune In Today!
Today's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 12:30 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. Penguins
Overall: 117-103-23-8
At MSG: 65-50-9-3
At Pittsburgh: 52-53-14-5

2013 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Jan. 20 Rangers 3, Penguins 6 at MSG
Jan. 31 Rangers 0, Penguins 3 at MSG
March 16 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
April 3 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
April 5 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 16 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
March 18 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
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.


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

* Arron Asham has missed 11 games with an injury.

* Michael Sauer has missed 26 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 65 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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