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The Rangers will face-off against the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their only meeting this season. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 25-16-3 (53 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden to end their three-game winning streak, and are now 8-3-2 in their last 13 games. New York has registered a point in 20 of their last 29 games (18-9-2), and is 8-4-1 in their last 13 games at home. The Canucks enter the contest with a 28-8-6 (62 pts) record to rank first in the Western Conference, and have registered a point in each of their last 17 games (14-0-3). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. Download complete game notes >>
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Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 207.Rangers vs. Vancouver Pre-Game Notes
* The Rangers rank 20th with a 10-9-2 (22 pts) record at home; the Canucks rank sixth with a 13-5-3 (29 pts) mark on the road.
* The Rangers are 3-2-0 vs. the Northwest Division; the Canucks are 3-1-0 against the Atlantic Division.
* Henrik Lundqvist
is 0-3-0 with a 4.59 goals against average in three career appearances vs. Vancouver; Martin Biron
is 3-3-1 with a 2.85 goals against average in eight career appearances vs. Vancouver.
* Marian Gaborik
has registered 18 goals and 13 assists for 31 points in 37 career regular season contests vs. Vancouver.
* New York lists no former Canucks on its roster.
* Vancouver lists two former Rangers on its roster: Manny Malhotra (1998-99 to 2001-02); Mikael Samuelsson (2001-02 to 2002-03). All Time -- Rangers vs. Canucks
At MSG: 38-13-5-0
At Vancouver: 33-17-3-02009-10 Review -- Rangers vs. Vancouver
Nov. 3 Rangers 1, Canucks 4 at Vancouver2010-11 Rangers vs. Vancouver
Jan. 13 Rangers vs. Canucks at MSGUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 13 Rangers vs. Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Jan. 15 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Jan. 20 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.Injuries
* Vinny Prospal has missed 44 games with a knee injury.
* Derek Boogaard has missed 14 games with a shoulder injury.
* Ryan Callahan
has missed 11 games with a broken hand.
* Erik Christensen has missed six games with a sprained knee.
* Alex Frolov is out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
* The Rangers have lost 141 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.