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The Rangers continue their three-game homestand tonight when they will face-off against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in a matchup between Atlantic Division rivals. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and 10th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 25-26-7 (57 pts.). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Washington Capitals, 6-5, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, despite tallying four power play goals in the contest, the most in a single game since they notched five power play goals in a 6-1 win on Dec. 29, 2007 at Toronto. The Devils enter the contest with a 36-18-2 (74 pts.) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference. Following tonight's game, the Rangers will conclude their three-game homestand on Wednesday, Feb. 10, vs. the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).Download complete game notes >>
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Tonight's game will be televised on MSG2. Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings
. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 207.Rangers vs. Devils Pre-Game Notes
* The Rangers rank 27th in the NHL at home with a record of 12-14-4 (28 pts.) in 30 games; the Devils have posted a record of 17-9-2 (36 pts.) in 28 road games to rank fifth in the league .
* New York has posted a record of 3-9-2 vs. the Atlantic Division; New Jersey has registered a 10-4-0 mark vs. the Atlantic Division.
* Henrik Lundqvist
has posted a record of 1-1-1 with a 1.63 goals against average and one shutout in three appearances vs. New Jersey this season; Lundqvist is 16-6-5 with a 1.78 goals against average and four shutouts in 27 career regular season appearances vs. the Devils.
* Vinny Prospal leads the team with three assists in three games vs. New Jersey this season, and Michael Del Zotto
, Marian Gaborik
and Matt Gilroy have each tallied one goal apiece vs. the Devils in the season series.
* Prospal leads the team with 21 assists and 30 points in 44 career regular season contests vs. New Jersey; Chris Drury has tallied a team-high 11 goals in 36 career regular season appearances vs. the Devils.
* Gaborik tallied his sixth career hat trick at New Jersey on Feb. 17, 2004.
* New York lists no former Devils on its roster.
* New Jersey lists one former Ranger on its roster: Mike Mottau (2000-01 to 2001-02).All Time – Rangers vs. Devils
At MSG: 51-28-20-2
At New Jersey: 41-51-7-3
2009-10 - Rangers vs. New Jersey
Oct. 5 Rangers 3, Devils 2 at New Jersey
Oct. 22 Rangers 2, Devils 4 at MSG
Jan. 12 Rangers 0, Devils 1 (SO) at MSG
Feb. 6 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
March 10 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
March 25 Rangers vs. Devils at New JerseyUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Feb. 6 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Feb. 10 Rangers vs. Nashville, 7 p.m.
Feb. 12 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 14 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Mar. 2 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.Injuries
* The Rangers have lost 51 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.Highlights from Hartford
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The Wolf Pack (24-20-3-4, 55 pts.) dropped a 3-2 overtime decision in Norfolk (Tampa Bay affiliate) on Friday night, after winning in OT, also by a 3-2 score, Wednesday night against Lowell (New Jersey affiliate), in a game played at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Wolf Pack have now won only one of their last seven games 1-4-2-0, and will get another crack at the Admirals tonight in Norfolk (7:15 PM). After that, Ken Gernander’s club will visit Providence (Boston affiliate) Friday (7:05), before starting a stretch in which they play six out of eight games at home next Saturday (7:00) vs. Bridgeport (Islanders affiliate).
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