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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. San Jose

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the San Jose Sharks tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the third game of their six-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and 11th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 3-3-3 (9 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 5-4, in the shootout on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, and have now registered at least one point in four of their last six games (3-2-1). The Sharks enter the contest with a 6-3-0 (12 pts) record to rank fifth in the Western Conference, and have won their last five games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), as they continue their six-game homestand.

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Rangers vs. Sharks Pregame Notes

* The Rangers have registered at least a point in seven of the last nine contests vs. the Sharks (6-2-1-0 over the span) dating back to Dec. 28, 2001.

* New York ranks 29th with a 0-1-1 (1 pt) record at home; San Jose ranks second with a 5-1-0 (10 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers have posted a 0-0-2 record vs. Pacific Division opponents; the Sharks are 2-0-0 vs. the Atlantic Division.

* Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 2-1-0 record with a 2.35 goals against average in four career regular season contests vs. San Jose; Martin Biron is 2-3-0-1 with a 2.14 goals against average in seven career regular season games vs. the Sharks.

* Brad Richards leads the Rangers with eight goals, 12 assists and 20 points in 24 career regular season contests vs. San Jose; Ryan Callahan has tallied three goals and four points in four games vs. the Sharks.

* The Rangers list no former Sharks on their roster.

* San Jose lists no former Rangers on its roster.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Sharks
Overall: 19-6-3-0
At MSG: 8-3-1-0
At San Jose: 11-3-2-0

2010-11 Review -- Rangers vs. San Jose
March 12 Rangers 3, Sharks 2 (SO) at San Jose

2011-12 Rangers vs. San Jose
Oct. 31 Rangers vs. San Jose at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Oct. 31 Rangers vs. San Jose at MSG, 7 p.m.
Nov. 3 Rangers vs. Anaheim at MSG, 7 p.m.
Nov. 5 Rangers vs. Montreal at MSG, 7 p.m.
Nov. 6 Rangers vs. Winnipeg at MSG, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed nine games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Mike Rupp has missed two games due to a knee injury, suffered on Oct. 24.

* The Rangers have lost 20 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.
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