GAME NOTES: Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
Saturday, 11.17.2007 / 1:10 PM / News
New York Rangers
The Rangers face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Mellon Arena (7:30 p.m.) in the final game of a four-game road trip. The Blueshirts are currently tied for first place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 11-7-1 and rank fifth in the Eastern Conference with 23 points. The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, in a shootout on Thursday at the Wachovia Center, and have now posted a record of 8-1-0 in the last nine contests including three consecutive wins on the road. New York has won 9 of the last 11 matches after opening the season 2-5-1. Following tonight's game, the Blueshirts will return home to take on the New York Islanders on Monday at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.). The Penguins, 8-10-1, are currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with 17 points and have lost four out of their last five games.
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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised by MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on WABC (770 AM).
All-Time - Rangers vs. Penguins
At MSG: 57-43-9-1
At Pittsburgh: 46-44-14-5
2007-08 – Rangers vs. Penguins
Oct. 23 Rangers 0 vs. Penguins 1 at Mellon Arena
Nov. 8 Rangers 4, Penguins 2 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
Nov. 17 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 Rangers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Nov. 21 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 Rangers vs. Dallas, 1 p.m.
Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 4-1-0
Last 10 NYR games: 8-2-0
* Martin Straka suffered a broken finger on Oct. 20.
* Ryan Callahan suffered a grade-two knee sprain on Oct. 23.
* Marek Malik suffered bruised ribs/back on Nov. 1 vs. Washington.
* The Rangers have lost 42 manpower games to injury or illness this season.