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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Washington

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today's Game
The Rangers face-off against the Washington Capitals today at Verizon Center (12:30 p.m.), to begin a four-game road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 12-9-2 (26 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, on Friday at Madison Square Garden, to end their four-game winning streak. The Blueshirts have registered a point in three of their last four road games (2-1-1). The Capitals enter the contest with a 10-12-1 (21 pts) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, and have won three of their last four games. Following today's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, March 12, at First Niagara Center (7:00 p.m.), as they continue their four-game road trip.

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Tune In Today!
Today's game will be televised nationally on NBC. You can also catch the radio broadcast on ESPN New York (FM 98.7)and on satellite radio at XM 92.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Capitals
Overall: 86-86-18-5
At MSG: 48-38-9-2
At Washington: 38-48-9-3

2013 Rangers vs. Capitals
Feb. 17 Rangers 2, Capitals 1 at MSG
March 10 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington
March 24 Rangers vs. Capitals at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 10 Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m.
March 12 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
March 14 Rangers at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
March 16 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
March 18 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed two games with an injury, suffered on March 5.

* Arron Asham has missed eight games with an injury.

* Michael Sauer has missed 23 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 56 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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