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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Calgary

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Calgary Flames tonight, Nov. 22, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their third consecutive game vs. a Northwest Division opponent. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 11-9-1 (23 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Minnesota Wild, 5-2, on Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center, to improve to 5-0-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets. The Flames enter the contest with a 8-10-1 (17 pts) record to rank 14th in the Western Conference, and have lost four of their last five games (0-3-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will begin a three-game road trip when they face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.).

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Rangers vs. Calgary Pre-Game Notes

* New York ranks 25th in the NHL at home with a record of 4-6-1 (9 pts) in 11 games; Calgary has posted a record of 3-5-0 (6 pts) on the road to rank 28th in the league.

* The Rangers have posted a record of 2-2-0 vs. Northwest Division opponents; the Flames have not faced an Atlantic Division opponent this season.

* Henrik Lundqvist is 1-2-0 with a 3.02 goals-against average in three career regular-season games against the Flames; Martin Biron is 3-3-0 with a 2.41 goals-against average in seven career regular-season contests vs. Calgary.

* Marian Gaborik leads the team with 13 goals, 22 assists and 35 points in 41 career regular season contests vs. Calgary; Alex Frolov has registered 14 assists and 20 points in 26 career regular season games vs. the Flames.

* New York lists two former Flames on its roster: Chris Drury (2002-03); Brandon Prust (2006-07 to 2009-10).

* Calgary lists two former Rangers on its roster: Olli Jokinen (2009-10); Ales Kotalik (2009-10).

All Time -- Rangers vs. Flames
Overall: 37-53-15-0
At MSG: 25-24-5-0
At Atlanta/Calgary: 12-29-10-0

2009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. Calgary
Nov. 7 Rangers 1, Flames 3 at Calgary

2010-11 Rangers vs. Calgary
Nov. 22 Rangers vs. Flames at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 22 Rangers vs. Calgary, 7 p.m.
Nov. 24 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 26 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 Rangers at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Nov. 29 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 21 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 18 games with a broken finger.

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

* The Rangers have lost 64 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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