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New York Rangers Game Notes

Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Philadelphia

2011-12 Season Game No. 33 at Madison Square Garden

Friday, 12.23.2011 / 10:16 AM / News
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Tonight's Game
NYR VS. PHI
The Rangers face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out a back-to-back home set against Atlantic Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 20-8-4 (44 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the New York Islanders, 4-2, last night at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to three games, and are 5-2-0 in their last seven. The Blueshirts have now registered at least one point in 19 of their last 24 games (17-5-2). The Flyers enter the contest with a 21-8-4 (46 pts) record to rank first 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 New York Islanders on Monday, Dec. 26, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their fourth consecutive game against an Atlantic Division opponent.

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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 213.

Rangers vs. Flyers Pregame Notes
* The Rangers have won their last three games against the Flyers, out-scoring Philadelphia, 12-2, in those contests, and have shut out the Flyers in each of their last two meetings at Madison Square Garden.

* New York ranks 18th with a 9-3-2 (20 pts) record at home; Philadelphia ranks first with a 13-3-2 (28 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers have posted a 5-1-0 record vs. Atlantic Division opponents; the Flyers are 3-1-1 vs. the Atlantic Division

* Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 17-10-3 record with a 2.66 GAA and four shutouts in 32 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia; Martin Biron is 9-7-2-0 with a 2.18 GAA in 18 career regular season games vs. the Flyers

* Brad Richards leads the Rangers with 23 assists and 31 points in 32 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia; Dan Girardi has tallied more assists/points (18 assists) against the Flyers than any other team during his career

* New York lists three former Flyers on its roster: Martin Biron (2006-07 to 2008-09); Steve Eminger (2008-09); Ruslan Fedotenko (2000-01 to 2001-02)

* Philadelphia lists four former Rangers on its roster: Blair Betts (2005-06 to 2008-09); Jaromir Jagr (2003-04 to 2007-08); Ian Laperriere (1995-96); Jody Shelley (2009-10)

All Time -- Rangers vs. Flyers
Overall: 111-107-37-7
At MSG: 58-47-23-4
At Philadelphia: 53-60-14-3

2011-12 Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Nov. 26 Rangers 2, Flyers 0 at MSG
Dec. 23 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Jan. 2 Rangers vs. Flyers at Philadelphia (NHL Winter Classic)
Feb. 5 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Feb. 11 Rangers vs. Flyers at Philadelphia
April 3 Rangers vs. Flyers at Philadelphia

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
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.
Dec. 30 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 2 Rangers at Philadelphia in NHL Winter Classic, 1 p.m.

Injuries

* Marc Staal has missed 32 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed 21 games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

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

* Steve Eminger has missed two games with a shoulder injury, suffered on Dec. 17.

* Jeff Woywitka has missed two games with an ankle injury, suffered on Dec. 17.

* The Rangers have lost 97 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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