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The Rangers will continue their three-game road trip tonight, Jan. 1, when they face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 22-14-2 (46 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-1, on Wednesday at Prudential Center to improve to 15-7-1 in their last 23 games. The Lightning enter the contest with a 22-11-5 (49 pts) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in nine of their last 10 games (7-1-2). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will conclude their three-game road trip when they face-off against the Florida Panthers tomorrow, Jan. 2, at BankAtlantic Center (5:00 p.m.), in the second game of a back-to-back set.Download complete game notes
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Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 207.All Time – Rangers vs. Lightning
At MSG: 21-12-2-3
At Tampa Bay: 16-16-3-12010-11 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay
Nov. 24 Rangers 3, Lightning 5 at Tampa
Dec. 23 Rangers 3, Lightning 4 (SO) at MSG
Jan. 1 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa
Feb. 27 Rangers vs. Lightning at MSGUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 1 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 2 Rangers at Florida, 5 p.m.
Jan. 5 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Jan. 7 Rangers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m.Injuries
* Vinny Prospal has missed 38 games with a knee injury.
* Derek Boogaard has missed eight games with a shoulder injury.
* Ryan Callahan
has missed five games with a broken hand
* Erik Christensen is out with a sprained knee. suffered on Dec. 29.
* The Rangers have lost 115 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.