GAME NOTES: Rangers at Colorado Avalanche
The Rangers face off against the Colorado Avalanche tonight at the Pepsi Center (9:00 p.m.) in the second of back-to-back road contests vs. Northwest Division opponents. The Blueshirts are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 17-14-3, and rank sixth in the Eastern Conference with 37 points. New York enters the contest having lost to the Wild, 6-3, last night at the Xcel Energy Center and have now earned at least one point in three of their last five games, going 2-2-1 during the stretch. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return home to take on the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, Dec. 23 at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), their fifth game in eight days. The Avalanche, 19-13-2, are currently in third place in the Northwest Division with 40 points and have won five of their last seven games.
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Tonight's game will be televised on MSG2. For complete MSG2 channel listings, click here. You can also catch the radio broadcast on WABC (770 AM).
All-Time - Rangers vs. Avalanche
At MSG: 19-10-4-2
At Quebec/Colorado: 13-18-3-1
2007-08 – Rangers vs. Avalanche
Dec. 21 Rangers vs. Avalanche at Pepsi Center
Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
Dec. 21 Rangers at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Dec. 23 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Dec. 26 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Dec. 29 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Dec. 30 Rangers vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.
Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 2-2-1
Last 10 NYR games: 4-5-1
* Sean Avery underwent successful wrist surgery on Nov. 29 and has missed 10 games.
* Marcel Hossa has missed three games with the flu.
* The Rangers have lost 73 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.