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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal

2011-12 Season Game No. 17 at Bell Centre

Saturday, 11.19.2011 / 12:16 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal
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Tonight's Game
NYR AT MTL
The Rangers face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up as they look to extend their seven-game winning streak. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and fifth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 10-3-3 (23 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the New York Islanders, 4-2, on Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum to extend their winning streak to seven games. The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in 11 of the last 13 games (10-2-1 over the span), including in each of the last eight (7-0-1). The Canadiens enter the contest with a 8-8-3 (19 pts) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost two of their last three games (1-1-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at BankAtlantic Center (7:30 p.m.), in their first of three games in four days.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Network, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 92.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Canadiens
Overall: 190-318-94-3
At MSG: 126-123-54-1
At Montreal: 64-195-40-2

2011-12 Rangers vs. Montreal
Nov. 5 Rangers 5, Canadiens 3 at MSG
Nov. 19 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
Jan. 15 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
March 30 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 19 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Nov. 23 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 Rangers at Washington, 4 p.m.
Nov. 26 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 2 p.m.
Nov. 29 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Injuries


* Marc Staal has missed 16 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Mike Rupp has missed nine games due to a knee injury, suffered on Oct. 24.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed five games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

* The Rangers have lost 39 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.