Pregame Notes: Rangers at Carolina

2011-12 Season Game No. 62 at RBC Center

Thursday, 03.01.2012 / 12:09 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Carolina
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Tonight's Game
NYR AT CAR
The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at RBC Center (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back road set against Southeast Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank third in the league overall, with a record of 40-15-6 (86 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the New Jersey Devils, 2-0, on Monday at Madison Square Garden for their 40th win of the season, and are now 11-3-2 in their last 16 games. The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 24-26-13 (61 pts) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in six of their last seven games (4-1-2). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow, Mar. 2, at St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.), to conclude their 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 214.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Hurricanes
Overall: 57-48-7-2
At MSG: 35-17-4-2
At Hartford/Carolina: 22-31-3-0

2011-12 Rangers vs. Carolina
Nov. 11 Rangers 5, Hurricanes 1 at MSG
Dec. 1 Rangers 5, Hurricanes 3 at Carolina
March 1 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
March 13 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 1 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
March 2 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
March 4 Rangers vs. Boston, 12:30 p.m.
March 6 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
March 8 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Michael Sauer has missed 37 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* The Rangers have lost 179 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.