Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Florida
2011-12 Season Game No. 27 at Madison Square Garden
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Rangers vs. Panthers Pregame Notes
* The Rangers have won five of their last eight games against the Panthers, having out-scored Florida 18-12 over the span.
* New York ranks 16th with a 7-2-2 (16 pts) record at home; Florida ranks third with a 10-6-1 (21 pts) mark on the road.
* The Rangers have posted a 6-1-1 record vs. Southeast Division opponents; the Panthers are 5-2-0 vs. the Atlantic Division.
* Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 12-7-1 record with a 1.81 GAA and five shutouts in 20 career regular season games vs. Florida; Martin Biron is 7-12-1-0 with a 2.68 GAA in 21 career regular season games vs. the Panthers.
* Brad Richards leads the Rangers with 14 goals, 26 assists and 40 points in 47 career regular season games vs. Florida; Marian Gaborik has registered 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 16 career regular season contests vs. the Panthers.
* The Rangers list one former Panther on their roster: Steve Eminger (2008-09).
* Florida lists one former Ranger on its roster: Mikael Samuelsson (2001-02 to 2002-03).
All Time -- Rangers vs. Panthers
At MSG: 19-13-4-0
At Florida: 19-13-2-4
2011-12 Rangers vs. Florida
Nov. 23 Rangers 1, Panthers 2 at Florida
Dec. 11 Rangers vs. Panthers at MSG
Dec. 30 Rangers vs. Panthers at Florida
Jan. 5 Rangers vs. Panthers at MSG
Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Dec. 11 Rangers vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 Rangers vs. Dallas, 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Dec. 17 Rangers at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Dec. 20 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
* Marc Staal has missed 26 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.
* Mike Rupp has missed 19 games due to a knee injury, suffered on Oct. 24.
* Wojtek Wolski has missed 15 games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.
* Michael Sauer has missed two games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.
* The Rangers have lost 71 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.