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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Winnipeg

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Winnipeg Jets tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their final game before the NHL All-Star break. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 30-12-4 (64 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2, in overtime on Saturday at TD Garden for their 30th win of the season, and are now 13-4-0 in their last 17 games. New York has posted a record of 27-9-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Jets enter the game with a 22-21-6 (50 pts) record to rank 10th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost eight of their last 11 games (3-7-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG 2 with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 92.

Rangers vs. Jets Pregame Notes

* New York ranks ninth with a 14-5-2 (30 pts) record at home; Winnipeg ranks 25th with a 7-13-4 (18 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers are 9-2-1 vs. the Southeast Division; the Jets are 5-5-2 vs. the Atlantic Division.

* The Rangers list one former member of the Jets franchis on their roster: Erik Christensen (2007-08 to 2008-09).

* Winnipeg lists one former Ranger on its roster: Nik Antropov (2008-09).

All Time -- Rangers vs. Jets
Overall: 21-15-1-9
At MSG: 8-9-1-5
At Atlanta/Winnipeg: 13-6-0-4

2011-12 Rangers vs. Winnipeg
Oct. 24 Rangers 2, Jets 1 at Winnipeg
Nov. 6 Rangers 3, Jets 0 at MSG
Jan. 24 Rangers vs. Jets at MSG
March 28 Rangers vs. Jets at Winnipeg

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 24 Rangers vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Rangers at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Feb. 7 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.


* Michael Sauer has missed 22 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* Steve Eminger has missed 16 games with a shoulder injury, suffered on Dec. 17.

* Jeff Woywitka has missed 10 games with a foot injury, suffered on Dec. 30.

* The Rangers have lost 151 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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