Pregame Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh

2011-12 Season Game No. 39 at CONSOL Energy Center

Friday, 01.06.2012 / 10:24 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh
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Tonight's Game
NYR AT PIT
The Rangers face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: 970 The Apple), to conclude their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank first in the league overall, with a record of 25-9-4 (54 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Florida Panthers, 3-2, in overtime last night at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to three games, and have won eight of their last nine games. New York has posted a record of 22-6-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Penguins enter the contest with a 21-13-4 (46 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last two games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. on MSG Network), in their first of four games in six days.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG2 with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings. You can also catch the radio broadcast on AM 970 The Apple and on satellite radio at XM 212.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Penguins
Overall: 116-97-23-8
At MSG: 65-46-9-3
At Pittsburgh: 51-51-14-5

2011-12 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Nov. 29 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 at MSG
Jan. 6 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
Jan. 19 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Feb. 21 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
March 15 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
April 5 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 6 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Jan. 10 Rangers vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Jan. 14 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Jan. 15 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Wojtek Wolski has missed 27 games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

* Michael Sauer has missed 15 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

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

* The Rangers have lost 121 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.