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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs Toronto

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers complete a home-and-home set when they face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 19-16-4 (42 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Maple Leafs, 4-3, on Monday at Air Canada Centre, and have now registered a point in four of their last five games (3-1-1). The Maple Leafs enter the contest with a 22-13-4 (48 pts) record to rank fifth in the Eastern Conference, and have won five of their last six games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the New York Islanders on Saturday, Apr. 13, at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on ESPN New York (FM 98.7)and on satellite radio at XM 92.

Rangers vs. Maple Leafs Pregame Notes

* The Rangers have recorded a point in 11 of their last 14 meetings with the Maple Leafs (9-3-2 over the span), and have outscored Toronto, 51-29, during the stretch.

* New York ranks 14th in the NHL with a 12-6-2 (26 pts) record at home; Toronto ranks seventh in the NHL with a 11-6-2 (24 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers are 4-8-1 vs. the Northeast Division this season; the Maple Leafs are 7-4-1 vs. the Atlantic Division this season.

* The Rangers list one former Maple Leaf on their roster: Anton Stralman (2007-08 to 2008-09).

* Toronto lists one former Ranger on its roster: Colton Orr (2005-06 to 2008-09).

All Time -- Rangers vs. Maple Leafs
Overall: 221-273-95-6
At MSG: 128-111-56-3
At Toronto: 93-162-39-3

2013 Rangers vs. Toronto
Jan. 26 Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 2 at MSG
April 8 Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 4 at Toronto
April 10 Rangers vs. Maple Leafs at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
April 10 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
April 13 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
April 16 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
April 18 Rangers vs. Florida, 7 p.m.
April 19 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed 18 games with an injury, suffered on March 5.

* Derek Dorsett has missed four games due to a clavicle injury, suffered on March 7.

* Michael Sauer has missed 39 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 100 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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