Originally posted on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 1/5/12
Pre-game notes from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Thursday, Jan. 5, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden – New York, New York Rangers: 24-9-4 (52 pts) Panthers: 20-12-7 (47 pts) All information through NHL games on Jan. 3 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank first in the league overall, with a record of 24-9-4 (52 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, on Monday in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, and have won seven of their last eight games. New York has posted a record of 21-6-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Panthers enter the contest with a 20-12-7 (47 pts) record to rank third in the Eastern Conference, and have lost each of their last four road games. This wi...
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