Game Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
The Rangers face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Mellon Arena (7:00 p.m.) in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts are currently in fifth place in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 21-19-5, and rank ninth in the Eastern Conference with 47 points. New York enters the contest having defeated the Canadiens, 4-1, on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to snap a season-high, five-game losing streak. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return home to take on the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, January 16 (7:00 p.m.) in the teams' first meeting since facing each other in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in last season's Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins, 25-16-3, are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division with 53 points and have won eight of their last nine games.
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Tonight's game will be televised on Versus. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN New York.
All-Time - Rangers vs. Penguins
At MSG: 58-43-9-1
At Pittsburgh: 47-44-14-5
2007-08 – Rangers vs. Penguins
Oct. 23 Rangers 0 vs. Penguins 1 at Pittsburgh
Nov. 8 Rangers 4, Penguins 2 at MSG
Nov. 17 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 at Pittsburgh
Dec. 18 Rangers 4, Penguins 0 at MSG
Jan. 14 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
March 18 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
March 30 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
March 31 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
Jan. 14 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 Rangers at Boston, 1 p.m.
Jan. 20 Rangers vs. Boston, 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 22 Rangers vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 1-3-1
Last 10 NYR games: 4-5-1
* Sean Avery suffered a hand contusion on Jan. 5 at Edmonton, and has missed three games.
* Brendan Shanahan suffered a hip/back injury on Thursday vs. Philadelphia, and has missed one game.
* The Rangers have lost 87 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.