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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Vancouver

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Rogers Arena (10:00 p.m.), to begin a six-game stretch against Canadian opponents, including four on the road to begin the set. The Blueshirts enter the contest having been defeated by the Islanders, 4-2, on Saturday at Nassau Colieseum, and are now 0-1-2 (2 pts) to begin the season. New York ranked third among Eastern Conference teams vs. the Western Conference last season, posting an 11-7-0 record including a 4-3-0 mark against Northwest Division opponents. The Canucks enter the contest with a 2-2-1 (5 pts) record, having defeated the Oilers, 4-3, on Saturday at Edmonton. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Calgary Flames on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:30 p.m.), in the second game of their four-game Canadian road trip.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG, with pregame coverage beginning at 9:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 92.

All Time – Rangers vs. Canucks
Overall: 72-30-8-0
At MSG: 39-13-5-0
At Vancouver: 33-17-3-0

2010-11 Review -- Rangers vs. Vancouver
Jan. 13 Rangers 1, Canucks 0 at MSG

2011-12 Rangers vs. Vancouver
Oct. 18 Rangers vs. Canucks at Vancouver

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Oct. 18 Rangers vs. Canucks at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Oct. 20 Rangers vs. Flames at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 22 Rangers vs. Oilers at Edmonton, 10 p.m.
Oct. 24 Rangers vs. Jets at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 Rangers vs. Maple Leafs at MSG, 7 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed three games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed two games with strained groin.

* Michael Sauer has missed one game with a shoulder injury, suffered on Oct. 8.

* The Rangers have lost 6 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.
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