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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Chicago

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
NYR VS. CHI
The Rangers will play their fourth game in six nights tonight when they will face-off against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up. The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-0, on Saturday at Air Canada Centre, and are now 5-4-1 (11 pts) on the season. The Blackhawks enter the contest with a 7-5-1 (15 pts) record, following a 3-1 win on Saturday at Minnesota. Following tonight’s contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Wells Fargo Center (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set against Atlantic Division opponents.

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Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 204.

Rangers vs. Chicago Pre-Game Notes

* The Rangers have won their last two contests vs. the Blackhawks at Madison Square Garden, outscoring Chicago, 6-3, during the stretch. The Blueshirts' last home loss to the Blackhawks was on Dec. 11, 2002 (3-4).

* Henrik Lundqvist posted a record of 0-0-1 with a 1.88 goals against average and .951 save percentage in one contest vs. Chicago last season, and is now 3-0-2 with a 1.76 goals against average in five career games against the Blackhawks.

* Alex Frolov has registered a team-high, eight goals, 11 assists and 19 points in 26 career regular season contests vs. Chicago; Brandon Dubinsky has recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in two career games vs. the Blackhawks

* Frolov posted a career-high, five points (two goals, three assists) vs. Chicago on Jan. 1, 2008.

* New York lists one former Blackhawk on its roster: Todd White (1997-98 to 1999-00)

* Chicago lists no former Rangers on its roster.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Blackhawks
Overall: 235-241-98-2
At MSG: 119-113-55-0
At Chicago: 116-128-43-2

2009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. Chicago
Dec. 9 Rangers 1, Blackhawks 2 (OT) at Chicago

2010-11 Rangers vs. Chicago
Nov. 1 Rangers vs. Blackhawks at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
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.
Nov. 7 Rangers vs. St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 Rangers vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Vinny Prospal has missed 10 games with a knee injury.

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

* Marian Gaborik has missed seven games with a shoulder injury

* The Rangers have lost 29 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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