Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Los Angeles

2011-12 Season Game No. 1 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden

Friday, 10.07.2011 / 1:47 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Los Angeles
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Today’s Game
NYR VS. LAK
The Rangers will begin their 2011-12 regular season today against the Los Angeles Kings at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden (1:00 p.m. EST), as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere. This will be the fourth consecutive year the Blueshirts have started the season on the road, and the second time New York has begun the season in Europe. Today's game is the first of two contests in Stockholm for the Rangers, who will face-off against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, October 8 (1:00 p.m. EST). In seven preseason contests, New York posted a record of 4-2-1 (9 pts), including a 3-1-0 (6 pts) mark against European clubs. The Kings posted a 4-2-2 (10 pts) record in eight preseason games, including a 5-4 victory over the Hamburg Freezers on Tuesday.

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Tune In Today!
Today’s game will be televised on MSG, with pregame coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 212.

All Time – Rangers vs. Kings
Overall: 65-43-16-0
At MSG: 37-18-6-0
At Los Angeles: 28-25-10-0

2010-11 Review -- Rangers vs. Los Angeles
Feb. 17 Rangers 4, Kings 3 (SO) at MSG

2011-12 Rangers vs. Los Angeles
Oct. 7 Rangers vs. Kings at Stockholm, Sweden

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Oct. 7 Rangers vs. Kings at Stockholm, 1 p.m.
Oct. 8 Rangers vs. Ducks at Stockholm, 1 p.m.
Oct. 15 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 Rangers vs. Canucks at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Oct. 20 Rangers vs. Flames at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Marc Staal is on the Injured Reserve list.