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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Philadelphia

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers today at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.), in their fifth game in eight days. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 34-29-4 (72 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, on Friday at Scotiabank Place. The Flyers have posted a record of 40-18-6 (86 pts) to rank first in the Eastern Conference and have lost five of their last seven games (2-4-1). Following today's contest, the Rangers will begin a two-game west coast road trip when they face-off against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, Mar. 9, at Honda Center (10:30 p.m. EST), before traveling to San Jose to face-off against the Sharks on Saturday, Mar. 12, at HP Pavilion at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST).

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Rangers vs. Philadelphia Pre-Game Notes

* The Rangers are 9-8-1 vs. the Atlantic Division; the Flyers are 14-2-1 against the Atlantic Division.

* Henrik Lundqvist is 14-10-3 with a 2.89 goals against average and two shutouts in 29 career regular season appearances vs. Philadelphia; Chad Johnson has posted a 4.50 goals against average in one appearance (no decision) vs. the Flyers.

* Bryan McCabe has recorded a team-high, 32 assists and 38 points in 53 career regular season contests vs. Philadelphia; Vinny Prospal leads the team with 15 goals in 43 career regular season games vs. the Flyers.

* 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
Overall: 108-107-37-7
At MSG: 56-47-23-4
At Philadelphia: 52-60-14-3

2010-11 Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Nov. 4 Rangers 1, Flyers 4 at Philadelphia
Dec. 18 Rangers 1, Flyers 4 at Philadelphia
Jan. 16 Rangers 2, Flyers 3 at MSG
Feb. 20 Rangers 2, Flyers 4 at MSG
March 6 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
April 3 Rangers vs. Flyers at Philadelphia

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 6 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m.
March 9 Rangers at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
March 12 Rangers at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
March 15 Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
March 18 Rangers vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.


* Derek Boogaard has missed 37 games with a shoulder injury.

* Alex Frolov has missed 24 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 13 games with a knee injury.

* Marian Gaborik has missed six games with concussion-like symptoms.

* Ryan McDonagh has missed one game with a strained knee

* Martin Biron has missed two games with a fractured collarbone.

* The Rangers have lost 264 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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