Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
2013 Season Game No. 2 at Madison Square Garden
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Tonight's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m.You can also catch the radio broadcast on ESPN New York (FM 98.7)and on satellite radio at XM 212.
Rangers vs. Penguins Pregame Notes
* New York was 2-4-0 overall (1-2-0 mark at home; 1-2-0 mark on the road) vs. Pittsburgh last season. The Rangers penalty kill was 15-17 (88.2 percent) in the season series. Brad Richards led the team with four assists and six points, while Marian Gaborik (two goals, three assists) and Carl Hagelin (two goals, two assists) tied Richards with a team-high, two goals apiece. Henrik Lundqvist was 2-2-0 with a 2.28 goals-against average and .931 save percentage, while Martin Biron was 0-2-0 with a 4.54 goals-against average and .857 save percentage
* The Rangers have registered at least one point in nine of their last 14 games against the Penguins (7-5-2 over the span).
* New York ranked seventh with a 27-12-2 (56 pts) record at home last season; Pittsburgh ranked sixth with a 22-15-4 (48 pts) mark on the road last season.
* The Rangers were 15-7-2 vs. the Atlantic Division last season; the Penguins were 13-10-1 vs. the Atlantic Division last season.
* The Rangers list two former Penguins on their roster: Arron Asham (2010-11 to 2011-12); Mike Rupp (2009-10 to 2010-11).
* Pittsburgh lists one former Ranger on its roster: Pascal Dupuis (2006-07).
All Time -- Rangers vs. Penguins
At MSG: 65-47-9-3
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 2, Penguins 5 at Pittsburgh
2013 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Jan. 20 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Jan. 31 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
March 16 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
April 3 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
April 5 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Jan. 20 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23 Rangers vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Jan. 29 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
* Michael Sauer has missed one game due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.
* The Rangers have lost one total man-games to injuries or illness this season.