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The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their two-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 40-30-4 (84 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Florida Panthers, 1-0, on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden to extend their season-high winning streak to five games, and are now 7-1-0 in their last eight contests. The five-game winning streak is the longest for New York since they won seven in a row last season from Oct. 3 to Oct. 17. The Senators enter the contest with a 27-37-9 (63 pts) record to rank 15th in the Eastern Conference, and have won five of their last eight games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins in an Original Six match-up on Saturday, Mar. 26, at TD Garden (1:00 p.m.), to begin a four-game road trip.Download complete game notes >>
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Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 206.Rangers vs. Senators Pregame Notes
* New York ranks 19th with an 18-16-3 (39 pts) record at home; Ottawa ranks 26th with a 14-18-4 (32 pts) mark on the road.
* The Rangers are 9-6-1 vs. the Northeast Division; the Senators are 8-9-1 vs. the Atlantic Division.
* Henrik Lundqvist
is 10-11-0 with a 1.98 goals against average and one shutout in 22 career regular season appearances vs. Ottawa; Chad Johnson
has yet to face the Senators.
* Bryan McCabe leads the Rangers with nine goals, 23 assists and 32 points in 65 career regular season contests vs. the Senators; Marian Gaborik
has registered 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 11 career regular season games vs. Ottawa.
* New York lists one former Senator on its roster: Vinny Prospal (1997-98 to 2000-01)
* Ottawa lists no former Rangers on its roster.All Time – Rangers vs. Senators
At MSG: 14-20-0-0
At Ottawa: 18-13-3-12010-11 Rangers vs. Ottawa
Dec. 5 Rangers 1, Senators 3 at MSG
Dec. 9 Rangers 5, Senators 3 at Ottawa
March 4 Rangers 4, Senators 1 at Ottawa
March 24 Rangers vs. Senators at MSGUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 24 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
March 26 Rangers at Boston, 1 p.m.
March 30 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
March 31 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
April 3 Rangers at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m.Injuries
* Derek Boogaard has missed 44 games with a shoulder injury.
* Alex Frolov has missed 31 games with a knee injury.
* Chris Drury has missed 20 games with a knee injury.
* Martin Biron
has missed 10 games with a fractured collarbone.
* Marc Staal
has missed two games with an injury.
* The Rangers have lost 294 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.