Pregame Notes: Rangers at Carolina

2011-12 Season Game No. 22 at RBC Center

Thursday, 12.01.2011 / 12:01 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Carolina
Tonight's Game
NYR AT CAR
The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at RBC Center (7:00 p.m.), to begin a two-game Southeast road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fifth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 13-5-3 (29 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, on Tuesday at Madison Square Gardento extend their home winning streak to seven games, and have now won their last three contests overall. The Hurricanes enter the contest with an 8-14-4 (20 pts) record to rank 14th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last four games (0-3-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Pete Times Forum (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their two-game Southeast road trip.

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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. Hurricanes
Overall: 56-48-7-2
At MSG: 35-17-4-2
At Hartford/Carolina: 21-31-3-0

2011-12 Rangers vs. Carolina
Nov. 11 Rangers 5, Hurricanes 1 at MSG
Dec. 1 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
March 1 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
March 13 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Dec. 1 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Dec. 5 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Dec. 8 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Dec. 10 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Marc Staal has missed 21 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Mike Rupp has missed 14 games due to a knee injury, suffered on Oct. 24.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed 10 games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

* The Rangers have lost 54 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.