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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.), to complete their home-and-home set. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 18-15-3 (39 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-1, on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, and have won their last two games. New York has now registered a point in seven of their last nine home games (6-2-1). The Penguins enter the contest with a 28-10-0 (56 pts) record to rank first in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last two games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at RBC Center (7:00 p.m.), in the second game of a back-to-back road set.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Plus with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on Bloomberg Radio (AM 1130) and on satellite radio at XM 212.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Penguins
Overall: 118-104-23-8
At MSG: 66-50-9-3
At Pittsburgh: 52-54-14-5

2013 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Jan. 20 Rangers 3, Penguins 6 at MSG
Jan. 31 Rangers 0, Penguins 3 at MSG
March 16 Rangers 0, Penguins 3 at Pittsburgh
April 3 Rangers 6, Penguins 1 at MSG
April 5 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
April 5 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
April 6 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
April 8 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
April 10 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
April 13 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed 15 games with an injury, suffered on March 5.

* Derek Dorsett has missed one game due to a clavicle injury, suffered on March 7.

* Michael Sauer has missed 36 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 91 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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