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The Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 26-17-3 (55 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, on Saturday night at Bell Centre, and are now 9-4-2 in their last 15 games. New York has registered a point in 21 of their last 31 contests (19-10-2), and enter the contest with a 9-4-1 mark in their last 14 games at home. The Flyers enter the contest with a 28-11-5 (61 pts) record to rank first in the Eastern Conference, and have won five of their last six games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in an Original Six match-up at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set.Download complete game notes >>
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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 206.Rangers vs. Philadelphia Pre-Game Notes
* The Rangers rank 19th with a 11-9-2 (24 pts) record at home; the Flyers rank first with a 15-5-3 (33 pts) mark on the road.
* The Rangers are 8-4-0 vs. the Atlantic Division; the Flyers are 11-1-1 against the Atlantic Division.
* Henrik Lundqvist
is 14-9-3 with a 2.89 goals against average and two shutouts in 28 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia; Martin Biron
has posted a record of 9-6-2-0 with a 2.12 goals against average in 17 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia.
* Chris Drury has registered a team-high, 19 assists and 28 points in 40 career regular season contests vs. Philadelphia; Ruslan Fedotenko
leads the Rangers with 13 goals in 34 career regular season games vs. the Flyers; Dan Girardi
has tallied a career-high, 15 assists in 26 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia.
* New York lists three former Flyers on its roster: Martin Biron
(2006-07 to 2008-09); Steve Eminger
(2008-09); Vinny Prospal (1996-97 to 1997-98, 2007-08).
* Philadelphia lists four former Rangers on its roster: Blair Betts (2005-06 to 2008-09); Ian Laperriere (1995-96); Jody Shelley (2009-10); Nikolay Zherdev (2008-09). All Time -- Rangers vs. Flyers
At MSG: 56-45-23-4
At Philadelphia: 52-60-14-32010-11 Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Nov. 4 Rangers 1, Flyers 4 at Philadelphia
Dec. 18 Rangers 1, Flyers 4 at Philadelphia
Jan. 16 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Feb. 20 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
March 6 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
April 3 Rangers vs. Flyers at PhiladelphiaUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 16 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Jan. 20 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Jan. 22 Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.Injuries
* Vinny Prospal has missed 46 games with a knee injury.
* Derek Boogaard has missed 16 games with a shoulder injury.
* Ryan Callahan
has missed 13 games with a broken hand.
* Erik Christensen has missed eight games with a sprained knee.
* Alex Frolov has missed three games with a knee injury.
* The Rangers have lost 152 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.