New York Rangers Game Notes

Pregame Notes: Rangers at New Jersey

2011-12 Season Game No. 31 at Prudential Center

Tuesday, 12.20.2011 / 12:01 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at New Jersey
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Tonight's Game
NYR AT NJD
The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m.), in the first of four straight games against Atlantic Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 18-8-4 (40 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2, on Saturday at Jobing.com Arena, and have now registered at least one point in 17 of their last 22 games (15-5-2). The Devils enter the contest with a 18-13-1 (37 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last four games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Thursday, Dec. 22, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the first of back-to-back home games.

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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. Devils
Overall: 98-82-27-5
At MSG: 54-29-20-2
On Road: 44-53-7-3

2010-11 Review -- Rangers vs. New Jersey
Oct. 24 Rangers 3, Devils 1 at MSG
Nov. 5 Rangers 3, Devils 0 at New Jersey
Dec. 29 Rangers 3, Devils 1 at New Jersey
Feb. 3 Rangers 2, Devils 3 at MSG
Feb. 18 Rangers 0, Devils 1 at New Jersey
April 9 Rangers 5, Devils 2 at MSG

2011-12 Rangers vs. New Jersey
Dec. 20 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
Jan. 31 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
Feb. 7 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
Feb. 27 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
March 6 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
March 19 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
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.
Dec. 26 Rangers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Dec. 28 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Marc Staal has missed 30 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed 19 games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

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

* Artem Anisimov has missed one game due to illness.

* Steve Eminger is out with a shoulder injury, suffered on Dec. 17.

* The Rangers have lost 87 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.