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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Washington

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight’s Game
NYR AT ”WSH"
The Rangers face-off against the Washington Capitals tonightat the Verizon Center (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and ninth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 29-27-8 (66 pts.). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4, in overtime on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, ending their winning streak at three games. New York is now 4-1-1 in their last six contests, having out-scored their opponents, 20-13, over the span.  The Capitals enter the contest with a 43-13-8 (94 pts.) record to rank first in the Eastern Conference.  Following tonight's contest, the Rangers return home to close out their back-to-back set on Sunday, Mar. 7, when they will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Plus. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple  and on satellite radio at XM 205.

All Time – Rangers vs. Capitals
Overall: 80-81-18-5
At MSG: 45-35-9-2
At Washington: 35-46-9-3

2009-10 - Rangers vs. Washington
Oct. 8 Rangers 4, Capitals 3 at Washington
Nov. 17 Rangers 2, Capitals 4 at MSG
Feb. 4 Rangers 5, Capitals 6 at MSG
March 6 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Mar. 6 Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
Mar. 7 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Mar. 10 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Mar. 12 Rangers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 14 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 3 p.m.

Injuries

* Marian Gaborik has missed four games with a laceration on his thigh.

* The Rangers have lost 55 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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