Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Pittsburgh

2013 Season Game No. 7 at Madison Square Garden

Thursday, 01.31.2013 / 8:52 AM New York Rangers

Tonight's Game

The Rangers will complete a three-game homestand when they face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts enter tonight's contest with a 3-3-0 (6 points) record, following a 2-1 win against the Flyers on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers have won nine of their last 10 games against the Flyers, including a five-game winning streak at home. New York has won three of their last four contests, including three straight at home. The Penguins enter the contest with a 3-3-0 (6 pts) record, following a 4-1 loss on Tuesday against the Islanders. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Tampa Bay Times Forum (7:00 p.m.).

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 214.

Rangers vs. Penguins Pregame Notes

* This will be the second of five meetings this season, and the second of three meetings at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are 0-1-0 overall, following a 6-3 loss against the Penguins in the home opener on Jan. 20. The Blueshirts' power play is 1-4 (25 percent) in the season series.

* New York is tied for fifth in the NHL with a 3-1-0 (6 pts) record at home; Pittsburgh is tied for second in the NHL with a 3-1-0 (6 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers are 1-2-0 vs. the Atlantic Division this season; the Penguins are 2-1-0 vs. the Atlantic Division this season.

* The Rangers list two former Penguins on their roster: Arron Asham (2010-11 to 2011-12); Mike Rupp (2009-10 to 2010-11).

* Pittsburgh lists one former Ranger on its roster: Pascal Dupuis (2006-07).

All Time -- Rangers vs. Penguins

Overall: 117-102-23-8

At MSG: 65-50-9-3

At Pittsburgh: 52-52-14-5

2013 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh

Jan. 20 Rangers 3, Penguins 6 at MSG

Jan. 31 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG

March 16 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh

April 3 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG

April 5 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule

Jan. 31 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Feb. 2 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Feb. 5 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Feb. 7 Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Feb. 10 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Ryan Callahan is sidelined 10-14 days with a shoulder subluxation, suffered on Jan. 29.

* Chris Kreider has missed two games due to an ankle injury, diagnosed on Jan. 25.

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

* The Rangers have lost 10 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.

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