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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. St. Louis

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
NYR VS. STL
The Rangers will face-off against the St. Louis Blues tonight, Nov. 7, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a four-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fifth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 7-5-1 (15 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-0, on Friday at the Prudential Center, and are now 6-3-0 in their last nine contests. The Blues enter the contest with a 8-1-2 (18 pts) record to rank second in the Western Conference, and have won each of their last six games. Following tonight's game, the Rangers will continue their longest homestand of the season when they face-off against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.).

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Rangers vs. St. Louis Pre-Game Notes

* New York ranks 22nd in the NHL at home with a record of 2-3-1 (5 pts) in six games; St. Louis has posted a record of 2-1-2 (6 pts) in five road games.

* The Rangers have posted a record of 1-0-0 vs. the Central Division; the Blues have registered a 2-0-0 mark vs. Atlantic Division opponents.

* Henrik Lundqvist is 0-2-0 with a 3.05 goals against average in two career regular season appearances vs. St. Louis; Martin Biron has posted a record of 0-6-0-2 with a 2.70 goals against average in nine career regular season games against the Blues.

* Marian Gaborik led the Rangers with three points (one goal, two assists) in two games vs. the Blues last season; Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan each notched one goal in the season series against St. Louis.

* Alex Frolov has registered 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points in 25 career regular season contests vs. St. Louis; Ruslan Fedotenko has recorded five goals in nine career games vs. the Blues.

* New York lists no former Blues on its roster.

* St. Louis lists no former Rangers on its roster.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Blues
Overall: 74-38-16-0
At MSG: 45-11-6-0
At St. Louis: 29-30-10-0

2009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. St. Louis
Jan. 16 Rangers 1, Blues 4 at St. Louis
March 18 Rangers 3, Blues 4 at MSG

2010-11 Rangers vs. St. Louis
Nov. 7 Rangers vs. Blues at MSG
Jan. 8 Rangers vs. Blues at St. Louis

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 7 Rangers vs. St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 Rangers vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 11 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 Rangers vs. Edmonton, 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 15 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Vinny Prospal has missed 13 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 10 games with a broken finger.

* Marian Gaborik has missed 10 games with a shoulder injury

* Ryan Callahan has missed one game with an injury

* The Rangers have lost 39 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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