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The Rangers will face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight in an Original Six match-up at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 26-18-3 (55 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 9-5-2 in their last 16 games. New York has registered a point in 21 of their last 32 games (19-11-2), and enter the contest with a 9-5-1 mark in their last 15 games at home. The Maple Leafs enter the contest with a 18-21-5 (41 pts) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in six of their last eight games (5-2-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, Jan. 20, at RBC Center (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set. Download complete game notes >>
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Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG Plus. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 204.Rangers vs. Toronto Pre-Game Notes
* The Rangers rank 21st with an 11-10-2 (24 pts) record at home; the Maple Leafs rank 24th with a 9-11-1 (19 pts) mark on the road.
* The Rangers are 6-4-1 vs. the Northeast Division; the Maple Leafs are 4-5-1 against the Atlantic Division.
* Henrik Lundqvist
is 8-4-4 with a 2.70 goals against average and one shutout in 16 career regular season appearances vs. Toronto, following a 36-save shutout at Toronto on Oct. 30; Martin Biron
earned his first victory as a Ranger, stopping 24 shots in a 2-1 win at Toronto on Oct. 21, and is now 13-11-2-3 with a 2.69 goals against average and one shutout in 31 career games vs. Toronto.
* Chris Drury has registered a team-high, 14 goals, 15 assists and 29 points in 40 career regular season contests vs. Toronto.
* New York lists one former Maple Leaf on its roster: Kris Newbury
(2006-07 to 2008-09).
* Toronto lists two former Rangers on its roster: Colton Orr (2005-06 to 2008-09); Fredrik Sjostrom (2007-08 to 2008-09). All Time -- Rangers vs. Maple Leafs
At MSG: 126-109-56-3
At Toronto: 91-161-39-32010-11 Rangers vs. Toronto
Oct. 15 Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 4 (OT) at MSG
Oct. 21 Rangers 2, Maple Leafs 1 at Toronto
Oct. 30 Rangers 2, Maple Leafs 0 at Toronto
Jan. 19 Rangers vs. Maple Leafs at MSGUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
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.
Jan. 25 Rangers vs. Florida, 7 p.m.Injuries
* Vinny Prospal has missed 47 games with a knee injury.
* Derek Boogaard has missed 17 games with a shoulder injury.
* Ryan Callahan
has missed 14 games with a broken hand.
* Erik Christensen has missed nine games with a sprained knee.
* Alex Frolov has missed four games with a knee injury.
* The Rangers have lost 157 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.