Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Phoenix
2011-12 Season Game No. 40 at Madison Square Garden
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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 214.
Rangers vs. Coyotes Pregame Notes
* New York enters the contest with a two-game winning streak against Phoenix, dating back to a 4-3 shootout victory on Dec. 16, 2010.
* The Rangers have won seven of their last nine games against the Coyotes, including four of the last five meetings at MSG.
* New York ranks 12th with a 12-3-2 (26 pts) record at home; Phoenix ranks fourth with a 12-9-2 (26 pts) mark on the road.
* The Rangers have posted a 3-1-2 record vs. Pacific Division opponents; the Coyotes are 2-3-0 vs. the Atlantic Division.
* Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 3-0-0 record with a 2.00 GAA in three career regular season contests vs. Phoenix; Martin Biron is 5-4-0-1 with a 2.38 GAA and one shutout in 11 career regular season games vs. the Coyotes.
* Marian Gaborik leads the Rangers with 20 goals and 28 points in 28 career regular season contests vs. Phoenix; Brad Richards has tallied a team-high, 13 assists in 26 career regular season games vs. the Coyotes.
* The Rangers list three former Coyotes on their roster: Brandon Prust (2008-09); Mike Rupp (2003-04 to 2005-06); Wojtek Wolski (2009-10 to 2010-11).
* Phoenix lists four former Rangers on its roster: Lauri Korpikoski (2008-09); Jason LaBarbera (2000-01 to 2003-04); Derek Morris (2008-09); Michal Rozsival (2005-06 to 2010-11).
All Time -- Rangers vs. Coyotes
At MSG: 21-10-2-0
At Winnipeg/Phoenix: 16-14-4-0
2011-12 Rangers vs. Phoenix
Dec. 17 Rangers 3, Coyotes 2 at Phoenix
Jan. 10 Rangers vs. Coyotes at MSG
Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
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.
Jan. 17 Rangers vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m.
* Wojtek Wolski has missed 28 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 nine games with a shoulder injury, suffered on Dec. 17.
* The Rangers have lost 124 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.