GAME NOTES: Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
The Rangers face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Mellon Arena (7:00 p.m.). New York enteres with a 2-4-1 record, ranking fifth in the Atlantic Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference with five points. The Rangers enter tonight's contest having lost to the Boston Bruins in the shootout, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at the TD Banknorth Garden. Following tonight's game, the Blueshirts will return home to begin a six-game homestand at Madison Square Garden, beginning with their match on Thursday, October 25 vs. the Devils. The Penguins, 4-3-0, are currently in third place in the Atlantic Division with eight points and having five of their last six contests being decided by one goal.
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All-Time -- Rangers vs. Penguins
At MSG: 56-43-9-1
At Pittsburgh: 46-43-14-5
2007-08 -- Rangers vs. Penguins
Oct. 23 Rangers vs. Penguins at Mellon Arena
Nov. 8 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Nov. 17 Rangers vs. Penguins at Mellon Arena
Dec. 18 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Jan. 14 Rangers vs. Penguins at Mellon Arena
March 18 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
March 30 Rangers vs. Penguins at Mellon Arena
March 31 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
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.
Oct. 29 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1 Rangers vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 1-3-1
Last 10 NYR games: 2-4-1
* Sean Avery suffered a grade-two shoulder separation of his left shoulder on Oct. 6 and is out for two more weeks.
* Martin Straka suffered a broken finger on Oct. 20 and is expected to be sidelined four weeks.
* The Rangers have lost seven manpower games to injury or illness this season.