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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Carolina

2009-10 Season Game No. 40 at RBC Center

Thursday, 12.31.2009 / 10:15 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Carolina
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Tonight’s Game
NYR AT ”CAR"
The Rangers face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at RBC Center (8:00 p.m.), in the first game of a home-and-home set. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and 10th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 18-17-4 (40 pts.). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-0, yesterday at Madison Square Garden to snap their five-game point streak (4-0-1). The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 10-22-7 (27 pts.) record, and rank 15th in the Eastern Conference. Following tonight's game, the Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Jan. 2, at Madison Square Garden (1:00 p.m.), to close out their home-and-home set.

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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 209.

All Time – Rangers vs. Hurricanes
Overall: 52-45-7-1
At MSG: 33-15-4-1
At Hartford/Carolina: 19-30-3-0

2009-10 - Rangers vs. Hurricanes
Dec. 21 Rangers 3, Hurricanes 1 at Carolina
Dec. 31 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
Jan. 2 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG
Jan. 27 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Dec. 31 Rangers at Carolina, 8 p.m.
Jan. 2 Rangers vs. Carolina, 1 p.m.
Jan. 4 Rangers vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 Rangers vs. Dallas, 7 p.m.
Jan. 7 Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Vinny Prospal has missed one game with an injury suffered on Dec. 26.

* The Rangers have lost 45 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.