Pregame Notes: Rangers at Pittsburgh

2011-12 Season Game No. 81 at CONSOL Energy Center

Thursday, 04.05.2012 / 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 face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in their final road game of the regular season. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank first in the league overall, with a record of 51-22-7 (109 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3, on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center, and are now 7-2-0 in the last nine games. With the win, the Rangers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins enter the contest with a 49-25-6 (104 pts) record to rank fourth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost three of the last five games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, Apr. 7, at Madison Square Garden (6:30 p.m.), in their regular season finale.

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Tune in Tonight
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG 2 with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings. You can also catch the radio broadcast on Bloomberg Radio (AM 1130)and on satellite radio at XM 212.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Penguins
Overall: 117-100-23-8
At MSG: 65-48-9-3
At Pittsburgh: 52-52-14-5

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 0, Penguins 2 at Pittsburgh
March 15 Rangers 2, Penguins 5 at MSG
April 5 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
April 5 Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
April 7 Rangers vs. Washington, 6:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Michael Sauer has missed 56 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.

* Steve Eminger has missed 10 games with an injury suffered on March 15.

* Mats Zuccarello has missed six games with an injury suffered on March 23.

* The Rangers have lost 231 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.