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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Carolina

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), as they look to extend their five-game winning streak. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 8-3-3 (19 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, on Wednesday at Scotiabank Place to extend their winning streak to five games. The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in nine of the last 11 games (8-2-1 over the span), including in each of the last six (5-0-1). The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 5-7-3 (13 pts) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last three games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in the first of four consecutive road games.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Network with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 212.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes Pregame Notes

* New York is tied for 11th with a 4-1-1 (9 pts) record at home; Carolina ranks 25th with a 2-4-2 (6 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers have posted a 2-0-0 record vs. Southeast Division opponents; the Hurricanes are 0-3-0 vs. the Atlantic Division.

* Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 10-8-1 record with a 2.44 GAA and one shutout in 19 career regular season contests vs. Carolina; Martin Biron is 10-4-1-2 with a 2.53 GAA and one shutout in 19 career regular season games vs. the Hurricanes.

* Brad Richards leads the Rangers with 28 assists and 39 points in 46 career regular season contests vs. Carolina; Ruslan Fedotenko has tallied a team-high 14 goals in 45 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: 55-48-7-2
At MSG: 34-17-4-2
At Hartford/Carolina: 21-31-3-0

2010-11 Review -- Rangers vs. Carolina
Oct. 29 Rangers 3, Hurricanes 4 at MSG
Jan. 5 Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (OT) at MSG
Jan 20 Rangers 1, Hurricanes 4 at Carolina
Feb. 22 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 (SO) at Carolina

2011-12 Rangers vs. Carolina
Nov. 11 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG
Dec. 1 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
March 1 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
March 13 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 11 Rangers vs. Carolina at MSG, 7 p.m.
Nov. 15 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Nov. 19 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Nov. 23 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 Rangers at Washington, 4 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed 14 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Mike Rupp has missed seven games due to a knee injury, suffered on Oct. 24.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed three games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

* The Rangers have lost 33 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.
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