Pregame Notes: Rangers at Florida

2013 Season Game No. 46 at BB&T Center

Tuesday, 04.23.2013 / 12:01 AM New York Rangers

Tonight's Game

The Rangers will face-off against the Florida Panthers tonight at BB&T Center (7:30 p.m.), in their second meeting in five days. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 24-17-4 (52 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to three games, and are now 8-2-1 in the month of April. New York has won five of their last six games, and are 7-2-1 since the trade deadline. The Panthers enter the contest with a 13-26-6 (32 pts) record to rank 15th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last six games. Following tonight’s contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, Apr. 25, at PNC Arena (7:00 p.m.), to wrap up their 2013 regular season road schedule.

Tune in Tonight

Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Plus with pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 215.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Panthers

Overall: 42-27-6-4

At MSG: 22-14-4-0

At Florida: 20-13-2-4

2013 Rangers vs. Florida

March 21 Rangers 1, Panthers 3 at MSG

April 18 Rangers 6, Panthers 1 at MSG

April 23 Rangers vs. Panthers at Florida

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule

April 23 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

April 25 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.

April 27 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 3 p.m.

Injuries

* Marc Staal has missed 24 games with an injury, suffered on March 5.

* Brian Boyle has missed three game with an injury, suffered on April 16.

* Derek Dorsett has missed 10 games due to a broken clavicle, suffered on March 7.

* Michael Sauer has missed 45 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 121 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.

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