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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Boston

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins tonight, Nov. 17, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 10-7-1 (21 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in overtime on Monday at the CONSOL Energy Center to extend their winning streak to three games, including two overtime victories during the stretch. The Bruins enter the contest with a 9-5-1 (19 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost four of their last six games (2-3-1). The Blueshirts will wear their new heritage jersey, unveiled on Friday to celebrate the franchise's 85th anniversary, for the first time during tonight's contest. Following tonight's game, the Rangers will face-off against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Pepsi Center (9:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back road set against Northwest Division opponents.

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Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 204.

Rangers vs. Boston Pre-Game Notes

* New York ranks 18th in the NHL at home with a record of 4-5-1 (9 pts) in 10 games; Boston has posted a record of 6-1-0 (12 pts) on the road to rank second in the league.

* The Rangers have posted a record of 5-0-1 vs. Northeast Division opponents; the Bruins are 3-1-0 vs. the Atlantic Division.

* Henrik Lundqvist is 1-0-0 with a 2.00 goals against average and .946 save percentage in one contest vs. Boston this season, and is now 14-4-2 with a 1.42 goals against average and four shutouts in 20 career regular season appearances against the Bruins.

* The Rangers have eight different players with one point vs. Boston this season, including Artem Anisimov, Alex Frolov and Marc Staal, who have each tallied one goal in their only meeting against the Bruins; Anisimov's goal was a power play tally, while Staal notched the game-winner.

* Erik Christensen has recorded eight assists and 13 points in 15 career regular-season contests vs. Boston; Sean Avery has registered nine assists and 12 points in 17 career regular season games vs. the Bruins.

* New York lists no former Bruins on its roster.

* Boston lists two former Rangers on its roster: Marc Savard (1997-98 to 1998-99); Trent Whitfield (2001-02).

All Time -- Rangers vs. Bruins
Overall: 242-280-97-2
At MSG: 140-117-55-0
At Boston: 102-163-42-2

2010-11 Rangers vs. Boston
Oct. 23 Rangers 3, Bruins 2 at Boston
Nov. 17 Rangers vs. Bruins at MSG
March 26 Rangers vs. Bruins at Boston
April 4 Rangers vs. Bruins at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 17 Rangers vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Nov. 19 Rangers at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Nov. 20 Rangers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Nov. 22 Rangers vs. Calgary, 7 p.m.
Nov. 24 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 18 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 15 games with a broken finger.

* Michal Rozsival has missed three games with a shoulder injury.

* Derek Boogaard has missed one game with a hand injury.

* The Rangers have lost 55 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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