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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Washington

2010-11 Season Game No. 63 at Verizon Center

Friday, 02.25.2011 / 12:01 AM / News
New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
NYR AT WSH
The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:00 p.m.), in their second of three consecutive games vs. Southeast Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 32-26-4 (68 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, in the shootout on Tuesday at RBC Center, and are now 3-2-0 in their last five games. The Capitals enter the contest with a 32-19-10 (74 pts) record to rank fifth in the Eastern Conference, and have won three of their last four games. Following tonight’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, Feb. 27, at Madison Square Garden (1:00 p.m.), in the first game of a three-game homestand.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG2. Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 205.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Capitals
Overall: 82-83-18-5
At MSG: 46-36-9-2
At Washington: 36-47-9-3

2010-11 Rangers vs. Washington
Nov. 9 Rangers 3, Capitals 5 at MSG
Dec. 12 Rangers 7, Capitals 0 at MSG
Jan. 24 Rangers 2, Capitals 1 (SO) at Washington
Feb. 25 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Feb. 25 Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
March 1 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
March 3 Rangers vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
March 4 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Derek Boogaard has missed 32 games with a shoulder injury.

* Alex Frolov has missed 19 games with a knee injury.

* Ruslan Fedotenko has missed 14 games with a shoulder separation and appendectomy.

* Chris Drury has missed eight games with a knee injury.

* Marian Gaborik has missed one game with concussion-like symptoms.
* The Rangers have lost 235 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.