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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Washington

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:00 p.m.), in a rematch between 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal opponents. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 2-1-0 (four pts.). New York enter tonight's contest having defeated New Jersey, 3-2, on Monday at Prudential Center to extend their winning streak to two games. It was the Rangers 14th win over the Devils in their last 23 meetings (14-6-3). Washington enter the contest with a 2-0-1 (five pts.) record, and rank second in the Eastern Conference. Following tonight's game, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Madison Square Garden (5:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back home set.

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Tune In Tonight!

Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 208.

All Time – Rangers vs. Capitals

Overall: 79-80-18-5
At MSG: 45-34-9-2
At Washington: 34-46-9-3

2008-09 Series Recap
New York went 1-2-1 against Washington in the 2008-09 regular season, including a 0-2-0 record on the road. Ryan Callahan led the Rangers with three goals and four points in the season series against the Capitals.

2009-10 - Rangers vs. Washington
Oct. 8 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington
Nov. 17 Rangers vs. Capitals at MSG
Feb. 4 Rangers vs. Capitals at MSG
March 6 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Oct. 8 Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 Rangers vs. Anaheim, 5 p.m.
Oct. 12 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14 Rangers vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.


* Sean Avery has missed three games with a sprained knee, suffered on Sept. 21.

* The Rangers have lost 3 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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