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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Carolina

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
NYR VS. CAR
The Rangers conclude their three-game homestand tonight when they will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Atlanta Thrashers, 6-4, on Wednesday night at MSG to end their three-game winning streak, and are now 4-3-1 (9 pts) on the season. The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 4-4-0 (8 pts) record, following a 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday night in their home opener. Tonight's contest will begin the second of 18 back-to-back sets this season for the Blueshirts, who will travel to Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, to face-off against the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre (7:00 p.m.).

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Rangers vs. Carolina Pre-Game Notes

* New York has out-scored Carolina, 353-310, in 108 contests between the two clubs.

* Henrik Lundqvist and Cam Ward have started in net against each other in 13 of the last 15 meetings between the Rangers and Hurricanes.

* Lundqvist posted a record of 2-1-1 with a 2.22 goals against average in three contests vs. Carolina last season, and is now 8-6-1 with a 2.31 goals against average and one shutout in 15 career games against the Hurricanes.

* Brandon Dubinsky tied for the team lead with two goals, and added two assists for four points in four games vs. Carolina last season.

* Ruslan Fedotenko has registered 14 goals and 21 points in 43 career contests vs. Carolina; Todd White has recorded 13 assists in 29 career games vs. the Hurricanes.

* New York lists no former Hurricanes on its roster.

* Carolina lists no former Rangers on its roster

All Time -- Rangers vs. Hurricanes
Overall: 53-46-7-2
At MSG: 33-16-4-2
At Hartford/Carolina: 20-30-3-0

2009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. Carolina
Dec. 21 Rangers 3, Hurricanes 1 at Carolina
Dec. 31 Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 at Carolina
Jan. 2 Rangers 1, Hurricanes 2 (OT) at MSG
Jan. 27 Rangers 1, Hurricanes 5 at MSG

2010-11 Rangers vs. Carolina
Oct. 29 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG
Jan. 5 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG
Jan 20 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
Feb. 22 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Oct. 29 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Oct. 30 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1 Rangers vs. Chicago, 7 p.m.
Nov. 4 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Nov. 5 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Injuries

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

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

* Marian Gaborik has missed five games with a shoulder injury.
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