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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Edmonton

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Edmonton Oilers today at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.), to conclude their four-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and are tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 8-7-1 (17 pts). The Rangers enter today's contest having defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, in overtime on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 1-2-0 on the four-game homestand. The Oilers enter the contest with a 4-8-3 (11 pts) record to rank 15th in the Western Conference, and are 1-2-1 on their current five-game road trip. Today's contest will begin the fourth of 18 back-to-back sets for the Rangers, who will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, Nov. 15, at the CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.), to close out the set.

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Rangers vs. Edmonton Pre-Game Notes

* New York ranks 22nd in the NHL at home with a record of 3-4-1 (7 pts) in eight games; Edmonton has posted a record of 2-4-3 (7 pts) in seven road games to rank 22nd in the league.

* The Rangers have posted a record of 0-1-0 vs. Northwest Division opponents; the Oilers are 0-0-1 vs. the Atlantic Division.

* Henrik Lundqvist has posted a record of 1-0-2 with a 2.54 goals against average in three career regular season games vs. Edmonton.

* Marian Gaborik has recorded a team-high, 18 goals and 23 assists for 41 points in 45 career regular season appearances vs. the Oilers; Alex Frolov has registered 10 assists and 16 points in 27 career regular season contests vs. Edmonton.

* New York lists no former Oilers on its roster.

* Edmonton lists one former Ranger on its roster: Jason Strudwick (2005-06 to 2006-07, 2007-08)

* Current Oilers' head coach Tom Renney served as the Rangers' head coach from Feb. 25, 2004 to Feb. 23, 2009, posting a record of 164-121-42 in 327 regular season games; his 164 wins rank fourth on the Rangers' all-time coaching wins list.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Oilers
Overall: 25-26-9-2
At MSG: 11-14-6-1
At Edmonton: 14-12-3-1

2009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. Edmonton
Nov. 5 Rangers 4, Oilers 2 at Edmonton

2010-11 Rangers vs. Edmonton
Nov. 14 Rangers vs. Oilers at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 14 Rangers vs. Edmonton, 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 15 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 Rangers vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Nov. 19 Rangers at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Nov. 20 Rangers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 16 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 13 games with a broken finger.

* Michal Rozsival has missed 1 games with a shoulder injury

* The Rangers have lost 48 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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