Game Notes: Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning
The Rangers face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at the St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.). The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 15-7-2, and rank second in the Eastern Conference with 32 points. The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Coyotes, 4-1, on Monday at Madison Square Garden, and have won four of their last six games. Following tonight's match, the Rangers will travel to south Florida to face-off against the Panthers on Friday, November 28, at the BankAtlantic Center (7:30 p.m.), in the first game of a home-and-home set. The Lightning, 6-8-6, currently rank 13th in the Eastern Conference standings with 18 points, and have lost eight of their last 10 games (2-5-3).
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All Time -- Rangers vs. Lightning
At MSG: 19-12-2-2
At Tampa Bay: 14-14-3-1
2008-09 -- Rangers vs. Lightning
Oct. 4 Rangers 2 vs. Lightning 1 at Prague
Oct. 5 Rangers 2 vs. Lightning 1 at Prague
Nov. 6 Rangers 5 vs. Lightning 2 at MSG
Nov. 26 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa
Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 26 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 28 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 Rangers vs. Florida, 1 p.m.
Dec. 3 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Dec. 4 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 3-2-0
Last 10 NYR games: 5-4-1
* The Rangers have lost seven manpower games due to injury or illness this season.