New York Rangers Game Notes

Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Philadelphia

2010-11 Season Game No. 47 at Madison Square Garden

Sunday, 01.16.2011 / 8:41 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Philadelphia
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Tonight's Game
NYR VS. PHI
The Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 26-17-3 (55 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, on Saturday night at Bell Centre, and are now 9-4-2 in their last 15 games. New York has registered a point in 21 of their last 31 contests (19-10-2), and enter the contest with a 9-4-1 mark in their last 14 games at home. The Flyers enter the contest with a 28-11-5 (61 pts) record to rank first in the Eastern Conference, and have won five of their last six games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in an Original Six match-up at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 206.

Rangers vs. Philadelphia Pre-Game Notes

* The Rangers rank 19th with a 11-9-2 (24 pts) record at home; the Flyers rank first with a 15-5-3 (33 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers are 8-4-0 vs. the Atlantic Division; the Flyers are 11-1-1 against the Atlantic Division.

* Henrik Lundqvist is 14-9-3 with a 2.89 goals against average and two shutouts in 28 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia; Martin Biron has posted a record of 9-6-2-0 with a 2.12 goals against average in 17 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia.

* Chris Drury has registered a team-high, 19 assists and 28 points in 40 career regular season contests vs. Philadelphia; Ruslan Fedotenko leads the Rangers with 13 goals in 34 career regular season games vs. the Flyers; Dan Girardi has tallied a career-high, 15 assists in 26 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia.

* New York lists three former Flyers on its roster: Martin Biron (2006-07 to 2008-09); Steve Eminger (2008-09); Vinny Prospal (1996-97 to 1997-98, 2007-08).

* Philadelphia lists four former Rangers on its roster: Blair Betts (2005-06 to 2008-09); Ian Laperriere (1995-96); Jody Shelley (2009-10); Nikolay Zherdev (2008-09).

All Time -- Rangers vs. Flyers
Overall: 108-105-37-7
At MSG: 56-45-23-4
At Philadelphia: 52-60-14-3

2010-11 Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Nov. 4 Rangers 1, Flyers 4 at Philadelphia
Dec. 18 Rangers 1, Flyers 4 at Philadelphia
Jan. 16 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Feb. 20 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
March 6 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
April 3 Rangers vs. Flyers at Philadelphia

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 16 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Jan. 20 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Jan. 22 Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Vinny Prospal has missed 46 games with a knee injury.

* Derek Boogaard has missed 16 games with a shoulder injury.

* Ryan Callahan has missed 13 games with a broken hand.

* Erik Christensen has missed eight games with a sprained knee.

* Alex Frolov has missed three games with a knee injury.

* The Rangers have lost 152 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.