Pregame Notes: Rangers at Carolina

2013 Season Game No. 47 at PNC Arena

Thursday, 04.25.2013 / 12:01 AM New York Rangers

Tonight's Game

The Rangers face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at PNC Arena (7:00 p.m.), to wrap up their 2013 regular season road schedule. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 24-18-4 (52 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Florida Panthers, 3-2, on Tuesday at BB&T Center, and are now 8-3-1 in the month of April. The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 19-24-3 (41 pts) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost 17 of their last 21 games. Following tonight’s contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, Apr. 27, at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m.), to complete their 2013 regular season schedule.

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 213.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Hurricanes

Overall: 61-48-7-2

At MSG: 37-17-4-2

At Hartford/Carolina: 24-31-3-0

2013 Rangers vs. Carolina

March 18 Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (SO) at MSG

April 6 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1 at Carolina

April 25 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule

April 25 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.

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

Injuries

* Marc Staal has missed 25 games with an injury, suffered on March 5.

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

* Derek Dorsett has missed 11 games due to a broken clavicle, suffered on March 7.

* Michael Sauer has missed 46 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 125 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.

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