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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal

2009-10 Season Game No. 11 at Bell Centre

Saturday, 10.24.2009 / 10:00 AM / News
New York Rangers
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NYR AT MTL
Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 7-3-0 (14 pts.). New York enter tonight's contest having been defeated by New Jersey, 4-2, Thursday at Madison Square Garden, their second loss in as many games after winning their previous seven contests. Montreal enter the contest with a 4-5-0 (eight pts.) record, and rank 11th in the Eastern Conference. Following tonight's game, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday, Oct. 26, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).

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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 204.

All Time – Rangers vs. Canadiens
Overall: 187-313-94-2
At MSG: 123-120-54-1
At Montreal: 64-193-40-1

2008-09 Series Recap
New York went 2-2-0 against Montreal in 2008-09, including a 1-1-0 record away from MSG. The Rangers outshot the Canadiens, 145-118, in the season series, and registered 40-plus shots in two of the games.

2009-10 - Rangers vs. Montreal
Oct. 24 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
Jan. 17 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG
Jan. 23 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
March 16 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Oct. 24 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 Rangers vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
Oct. 30 Rangers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Nov. 1 Rangers vs. Boston, 1 p.m.


Injuries

* Donald Brashear has missed one game with an injury, suffered on Oct. 21.

* The Rangers have lost 6 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.