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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Tampa Bay

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will begin a three-game road trip tonight, when they face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.). The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 12-9-1 (25 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Calgary Flames, 2-1, on Monday at Madison Square Garden for their second consecutive win, and are now 5-2-0 in their last seven games. The Lightning enter the contest with a 12-7-2 (26 pts) record to rank fourth in the Eastern Conference, and have won four straight games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will continue their three-game road trip when they face-off against the Florida Panthers on Friday, Nov. 26, at the BankAtlantic Center (7:30 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set.

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Tune In Tonight!
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 208.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Lightning
Overall: 37-27-5-3
At MSG: 21-12-2-2
At Tampa Bay: 16-15-3-1

2009-10 Review -- 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 5, Lightning 0 at Tampa

2010-11 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay
Nov. 24 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa
Dec. 23 Rangers vs. Lightning at MSG
Jan. 1 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa
Feb. 27 Rangers vs. Lightning at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 24 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 26 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 Rangers at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Nov. 29 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Dec. 2 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.

* Vinny Prospal has missed 22 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 19 games with a broken finger.

* Michal Rozsival has missed seven games with a shoulder injury.

* The Rangers have lost 67 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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