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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh

2011-12 Season Game No. 58 at CONSOL Energy Center

Tuesday, 02.21.2012 / 12:01 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh
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Tonight's Game
NYR AT PIT
The Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m). The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank third in the league overall, with a record of 38-14-5 (81 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2, in overtime on Sunday at Madison Square Garden for their fifth win in six games, and are now 9-2-1 in their last 12 games. The Blueshirts are 21-6-1 in their last 28 contests, dating back to Dec. 17, and have registered at least one point in 38 of their last 49 games since Oct. 29 (35-11-3) after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Penguins enter the contest with a 33-21-5 (71 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost two of their last three games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Friday, Feb. 24, at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set.

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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 213.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Penguins
Overall: 117-98-23-8
At MSG: 65-47-9-3
At Pittsburgh: 52-51-14-5

2011-12 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Nov. 29 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 at MSG
Jan. 6 Rangers 3, Penguins 1 at Pittsburgh
Jan. 19 Rangers 1, Penguins 4 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
Feb. 21 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
Feb. 25 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
March 1 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Michael Sauer has missed 33 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* Ruslan Fedotenko has missed five games due to an injury suffered on Feb. 9.

* The Rangers have lost 174 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.