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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Tampa Bay

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight’s Game
NYR AT ”TBL"
The Rangers continue their season-high six-game road trip tonight when they face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and 10th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 34-32-10 (78 pts.). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the New York Islanders, 4-3, on Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum, to improve to 2-0-1 on their current road trip and 3-0-1 in the last four games overall. The Lightning enter the contest with a 31-34-12 (74 pts.) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference.  Following tonight's contest, the Rangers return to action on Saturday, when they will face-off against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set.

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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 206.

All Time – Rangers vs. Lightning
Overall: 36-27-5-3
At MSG: 21-12-2-2
At Tampa Bay: 15-15-3-1

2009-10 - Rangers vs. Tampa Bay
Nov. 27 Rangers 1, Lightning 5 at Tampa
Jan. 19 Rangers 8, Lightning 2 at MSG
Feb. 14 Rangers 5, Lightning 2 at MSG
April 2 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
April 2 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
April 3 Rangers at Florida, 7 p.m.
April 6 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
April 7 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
April 9 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Brian Boyle has missed four games with an injury suffered on March 23.

* Ryan Callahan has missed two games with an injury suffered on March 25.

* Sean Avery has missed one game with an injury suffered on March 27.

* The Rangers have lost 64 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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