The Rangers face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at PNC Arena (7:00 p.m.), in the second game of a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 18-15-4 (40 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, in the shootout on Friday night at CONSOL Energy Center. New York has now registered a point in three straight games (2-0-1). The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 16-18-2 (34 pts) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost 10 of their last 11 games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will begin a home-and-home set against Original Six opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on Monday, Apr. 8, at Air Canada Centre (7:00 p.m.), in their third game in four days.
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.
All Time -- Rangers vs. Hurricanes
At MSG: 37-17-4-2
At Hartford/Carolina: 23-31-3-0
2013 Rangers vs. Carolina
March 18 Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (SO) at MSG
April 6 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
April 25 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
April 6 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
April 8 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
April 10 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
April 13 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
April 16 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
* Marc Staal has missed 16 games with an injury, suffered on March 5.
* Derek Dorsett has missed two games due to a clavicle injury, suffered on March 7.
* Michael Sauer has missed 37 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.
* The Rangers have lost 94 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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