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Rangers announce 2008 preseason schedule

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Complete 2008-09 Schedule

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced the Rangers 2008 pre-season schedule today, featuring three games at Madison Square Garden and a total of eight games in 12 days. The Blueshirts will conclude their exhibition schedule with a back-to-back set in Bern, Switzerland against SC Bern of the Swiss National League A and reigning European Hockey League champions Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

The Rangers will kick off the 2008 pre-season with a home-and-home set against the Ottawa Senators, travelling to Ottawa on Saturday, Sept. 20, before returning to Madison Square Garden on Monday, Sept. 22. New York will then head to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the first of back-to-back road games.

The Blueshirts will travel to New Jersey to face their Atlantic Division rivals, the Devils, in the second game of the back-to-back road set on Wednesday, Sept. 24. On Thursday, Sept. 25, the Rangers return to The Garden to host the Lightning, their fourth game in four nights. New York will conclude the home portion of their exhibition campaign versus New Jersey on Saturday, Sept.27, in an afternoon matchup (2 p.m.) before travelling to Bern, Switzerland.

The Rangers will wrap up their pre-season schedule with a back-to-back set against European clubs SC Bern on Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The 2008 New York Rangers training camp begins with players reporting to New York for physical testing at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

(All times Eastern Standard Time)
Day Date Opponent Site Time
Saturday Sept. 20 Ottawa Scotiabank Place 7 p.m.
Monday Sept. 22 Ottawa Madison Square Garden 7 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 23 Tampa Bay St. Pete Times Forum 7 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 24 New Jersey Prudential Center 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 25 Tampa Bay Madison Square Garden 7 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 27 New Jersey Madison Square Garden 2 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 30 SC Bern Bern, Switzerland 12 p.m.
Wednesday Oct. 1 Magnitogorsk (Russia) Bern, Switzerland 1:45 p.m.

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