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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Boston

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins today at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.; TV: NBC; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in an Original Six matinee match-up. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 41-15-7 (89 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, in overtime on Friday at Tampa Bay Times Forum to end their three-game winning streak, and are now 12-3-3 in their last 18 games. The Bruins enter the contest with a 38-22-3 (79 pts) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference, and have lost five of their last eight games. Following today's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Mar. 6, at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up.

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Rangers vs. Bruins Pregame Notes

* The Rangers enter the contest with a four-game winning streak against the Bruins, and have won eight of their last 10 meetings.

* Henrik Lundqvist has started in 22 consecutive games against Boston, dating back to Jan. 13, 2007.

* New York ranks fifth with a 21-7-2 (44 pts) record at home; Boston ranks fifth with a 19-10-1 (39 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers are 8-5-1 vs. the Northeast Division; the Bruins are 9-4-1 vs. the Atlantic Division.

* The Rangers lists no former Bruins on their roster.

* Boston lists two former Rangers on its roster: Marc Savard (1997-98 to 1998-99); Mike Mottau (2000-01 to 2001-02).

All Time – Rangers vs. Bruins
Overall: 246-281-97-2
At MSG: 141-118-55-0
At Boston: 105-163-42-2

2011-12 Rangers vs. Boston
Jan. 21 Rangers 3, Bruins 2 (OT) at Boston
Feb. 14 Rangers 3, Bruins 0 at Boston
March 4 Rangers vs. Bruins at MSG
April 1 Rangers vs. Bruins at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 4 Rangers vs. Boston, 12:30 p.m.
March 6 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
March 8 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
March 9 Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
March 11 Rangers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.


* Michael Sauer has missed 39 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* Ryan Callahan has missed two games due to a bruised foot, suffered on Feb. 27.

* Michael Del Zotto has missed one game due to a hip injury, suffered on March 1.

* The Rangers have lost 184 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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