Game Notes: Rangers at New Jersey Devils
2008 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND 1, GAME 5
The Rangers face off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at the Prudential Center in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (7:30 PM). On Wednesday, the Rangers defeated the Devils, 5-3, in Game Four to take a 3-1 series lead. New York enters today's game with a 192-204-8 all-time record in its previous 404 playoff contests, including an 85-125-6 mark on the road. The Rangers have posted a 22-28 record all-time in the fifth game of a postseason series, and are 16-21 all-time away from MSG. When Game Five is a potential series clincher for the Blueshirts, New York has posted a 9-6 record overall.
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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast 1050 ESPN New York. Find out how you could be eligible to <a href="http://rangers.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NHLPage&id=21581">win a trip to the Rangers' 2008-09 opener in Prague</a> by watching tonight's MSG game broadcast.
All-Time Playoff History - Rangers vs. Devils
The Rangers and Devils are meeting in the playoffs for the fifth time overall and the second time in three years. The clubs' last postseason encounter was an Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in 2006, won by New Jersey 4-0. Overall, Blueshirts have a 3-1 playoff series record vs. the Devils, posting a 15-12-0 mark in 24 postseason contests.
Remaining Schedule and Results for Series
(Rangers lead series 3-1)
April 9 Rangers 4, Devils 1 at New Jersey
April 11 Rangers 2, New Jersey 1 at New Jersey
April 13 Rangers 3, New Jersey 4 (OT) at MSG
April 16 Rangers 5, New Jersey 3 at MSG
April 18 Rangers at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
April 20* Rangers vs. New Jersey at MSG, TBD
April 22* Rangers at New Jersey, TBD
* -- if necessary
Rangers' All-Time Playoff Records
* Colton Orr has missed the last nine games with a broken foot, suffered on March 30.
* The Rangers have lost four manpower games due to injury or illness during the 2008 postseason.