GAME NOTES: Rangers at Atlanta Thrashers
The Rangers begin a three game road trip when they face-off against the Atlanta Thrashers tonight at Philips Arena (7:00 p.m.). The teams are meeting for the first time since the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals in last season's Stanley Cup Playoffs. New York was defeated by Ottawa, 3-1, in the second of back-to-back home games Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts have posted a 2-0-0 record vs. Southeast Division opponents this year. Overall, the Rangers are 2-3-0 thus far and are currently tied for fourth place in the Atlantic Division. The Thrashers, 0-6-0, enter tonight's contest having suffered a 4-0 defeat to the Flyers on Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised by MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN New York.
All-Time - Rangers vs. Thrashers
At MSG: 4-6-1-3
At Atlanta: 9-3-0-2
2007-08 – Rangers vs. Thrashers
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Jan. 22 Rangers vs. Thrashers at MSG
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Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
Oct. 18 Rangers at Atlanta 7 p.m.
Oct. 20 Rangers at Boston 7 p.m.
Oct. 23 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
* Sean Avery suffered a grade-two shoulder separation of his left shoulder on Oct. 6 and is out for four weeks.
* Marcel Hossa is sidelined on a day-to-day basis with a strained hip flexor.
* The Rangers have lost three manpower games to injury or illness this season.
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