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The Rangers conclude their three-game road trip when they face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (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 seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 28-19-3 (59 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Atlanta Thrashers, 3-2, in the shootout on Saturday at Philips Arena to improve to 11-6-2 in their last 19 games, and have now registered a point in 23 of their last 35 (21-12-2). The Capitals enter the contest with a 27-14-8 (62 pts) record to rank fifth in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in each of their last four games (3-0-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will conclude their league-high, 14th back-to-back set when they face-off against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their fifth game in seven nights heading into the All-Star break. Download complete game notes >>
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Tonight’s game will be televised nationally on Versus. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 204.All Time -- Rangers vs. Capitals
At MSG: 46-36-9-2
At Washington: 35-47-9-32010-11 Rangers vs. Washington
Nov. 9 Rangers 3, Capitals 5 at MSG
Dec. 12 Rangers 7, Capitals 0 at MSG
Jan. 24 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington
Feb. 25 Rangers vs. Capitals at WashingtonUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 24 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 Rangers vs. Florida, 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Feb. 5 Rangers at Montreal, 2 p.m.Injuries
* Vinny Prospal has missed 50 games with a knee injury.
* Derek Boogaard has missed 20 games with a shoulder injury.
* Ryan Callahan
has missed 17 games with a broken hand.
* Erik Christensen has missed 12 games with a sprained knee.
* Alex Frolov has missed seven games with a knee injury.
* Brandon Dubinsky
has missed three games with a stress fracture in his left leg.
* Ruslan Fedotenko
has missed two games with a shoulder separation.
* The Rangers have lost 177 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.