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Rangers Announce 2002 Pre-Season Schedule

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced the Rangers 2002 pre-season schedule today, featuring three games at Madison Square Garden and a total of nine games in 15 days. Tickets for all pre-season games at The Garden will go on sale Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00 AM ET, at the Madison Square Garden box office, at all Ticketmaster locations and telephone outlets and on-line at

The Rangers kick off its exhibition schedule on the road, beginning Saturday, September 21 against the Montreal Canadiens at the Molson Centre. New York will host the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, September 22 at Madison Square Garden in its pre-season home opener. The Rangers will then play a home-and-home against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, September 24 at Madison Square Garden and on Friday, September 27 at Continental Airlines Arena. The team will return to MSG for its final home exhibition game on Sunday, September 29 against the Boston Bruins. The club’s final road trip of the pre-season consists of visits to the First Union Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 1 to meet the Flyers; Nationwide Arena in Columbus to face the Blue Jackets on Wednesday, October 2 and National Car Rental Center in Sunrise for a match against the Florida Panthers on Friday, October 4. New York concludes its exhibition schedule on Saturday, October 5 at the Fleet Center in Boston against the Bruins.

The Rangers pre-season home opener against Philadelphia (Sun., Sept. 22) and the final home exhibition match against Boston (Sun., Sept. 29) will feature 5:00 PM start times. The lone weeknight pre-season home contest against New Jersey (Tues., Sept. 24) will begin at 7:00 PM. Tickets for pre-season games will be priced at $40.00 and $25.00 each. Madison Square Garden box office hours are noon to 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. Tickets may also be charged by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171, (516) 888-9000, (914) 454-3388, (201) 507-8900 or (203) 624-0033.

Saturday, Sept. 21 - at Montreal (7:00 PM ET)
Sunday, Sept. 22 - vs. Philadelphia (5:00 PM ET)
Tuesday, Sept. 24 - vs. New Jersey (7:00 PM ET)
Friday, Sept. 27 - at New Jersey (7:35 PM ET)
Sunday, Sept. 29 - vs. Boston (5:00 PM ET)
Tuesday, Oct. 1 - at Philadelphia (7:00 PM ET)
Wednesday, Oct. 2 - at Columbus (7:00 PM ET)
Friday, Oct. 4 - at Florida (7:30 PM ET)
Saturday, Oct. 5 - at Boston (7:00 PM ET)
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