Game Notes: Rangers at Washington Capitals
The Rangers face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at the Verizon Center (7:00 p.m.), to begin the 2009 calendar year. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 23-13-3, and fourth in the Eastern Conference with 49 points.The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Islanders, 5-4, on Monday at Madison Square Garden, and have recorded a point in five of their last seven games (4-2-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, January 5, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the first of three January meetings vs. their Atlantic Division rival. The Capitals, 25-11-3, currently rank second in the Eastern Conference standings with 53 points, and have won 12 of their last 14 games.
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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN New York and on satellite radio at XM 205.
All Time – Rangers vs. Capitals
At MSG: 44-34-9-2
At Washington: 34-45-9-3
2008-09 - Rangers vs. Capitals
Nov. 8 Rangers 1, Capitals 3 at Washington
Dec. 23 Rangers 4, Capitals 5 (OT) at MSG
Jan. 3 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington
Feb. 11 Rangers vs. Capitals at MSG
Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 3 Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
Jan. 5 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Jan. 7 Rangers vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 Rangers at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 Rangers at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 2-2-1
Last 10 NYR games: 5-4-1
* The Rangers have lost 10 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.