Pregame Notes: Rangers at St. Louis

2011-12 Season Game No. 29 at Scottrade Center

Thursday, 12.15.2011 / 12:19 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at St. Louis
Tonight's Game
NYR AT STL
The Rangers will face-off against the St. Louis Blues tonight at Scottrade Center (8:00 p.m.), to begin a three-game road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 17-7-4 (38 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Dallas Stars, 1-0, on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, to end their winning streak at two games. New York has recorded at least one point in 16 of its last 20 contests (14-4-2). The Blues enter the contest with a 17-9-3 (37 pts) record to rank sixth in the Western Conference, and have won their last three games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Jobing.com Arena (8:00 p.m.), in their third consecutive game against a Western Conference opponent.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Network, with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 216.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Blues
Overall: 75-39-16-0
At MSG: 45-12-6-0
At St. Louis: 30-30-10-0

2010-11 Rangers vs. St. Louis
Nov. 7 Rangers 0, Blues 2 at MSG
Jan. 8 Rangers 2, Blues 1 at St. Louis

2011-12 Rangers vs. St. Louis
Dec. 15 Rangers vs. Blues at St. Louis

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
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.
Dec. 22 Rangers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Dec. 23 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Marc Staal has missed 28 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Mike Rupp has missed 21 games due to a knee injury, suffered on Oct. 24.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed 17 games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

* Michael Sauer has missed four games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* The Rangers have lost 79 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.