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Sabres tonight; new Heritage jersey tomorrow
Posted By On November 11, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Uncategorized | 116 Comments
From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS CELEBRATE TEAM’S 85th ANNIVERSARY AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER
Top Current Players and Ranger Legends Unveil Team’s New Heritage Jersey – Friday November 12th
New York, November 10, 2010 – The 2010-11 hockey season marks the New York Rangers 85th anniversary of the franchise. In honor of this special anniversary, the New York Rangers are presenting Heritage Week, a weeklong schedule of activities and programming from November 12-17 that will provide fans with multiple opportunities to help celebrate the team’s great history. The Rangers 85th anniversary celebration will kick off with a grand launch event on November 12 at 7PM, when top current Rangers players are joined by Rangers alumni to unveil a brand new jersey that the Rangers will wear during select regular season games. The celebration event at Rockefeller Center will be presented by The Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and will feature a free public skate from 8 PM-midnight following the official unveiling of the team’s heritage jersey.
WHO: Rangers players including Henrik Lundqvist, Sean Avery, Chris Drury, Marian Gaborik, Ryan Callahan and Marc Staal and Rangers alumni including Brian Leetch, Adam Graves, Rod Gilbert and Eddie Giacomin
WHAT: 85th Anniversary Jersey Unveiling and Free Public Skate
WHEN: Friday, November 12th
7:00PM – Jersey Unveiling, Followed by Player and Alumni Photo op and Media Availability
WHERE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Enter on the staircase to Ice Rink between 49th and 50th Streets, just west of 5th Avenue.
Here are tonight’s game notes, also from the Rangers. To read more, click “more.”
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BUFFALO SABRES
Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
Rangers: 7-7-1 (15 pts)
Sabres: 4-9-2 (10 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Nov. 9
The Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the third game of their four-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 7-7-1 (15 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Washington Capitals, 5-3, on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 0-2-0 on the four-game homestand. The Sabres currently own a 4-9-2 (10 pts) record to rank 14th in the Eastern Conference entering their contest last night at New Jersey, and have lost five of their last six games. Following tonight’s game, the Rangers will conclude their longest homestand of the season when they host the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.), in a matinee match-up.
RANGERS vs. SABRES:
A NORTHEAST FEAST
The Rangers have posted a record of 4-0-1 (nine pts) in five games vs. Northeast Division opponents this season, having out-scored their opponent, 16-10, in those contests. The Blueshirts are now 15-6-4 (34 pts) vs. the Northeast Division since the start of 2009-10, after posting an 11-6-3 (25 pts) mark against the Northeast Division in 20 games last season.
The Rangers have had a different player credited with the game winning goal in each of their seven wins, giving New York the most players in the league with at least one game winner on the season. Washington and Los Angeles have also had seven different game winning goal scorers this season entering tonight’s action.
The Blueshirts currently lead the NHL with 277 blocked shots on the season, averaging a league-high, 18.5 blocked shots per contest. Dan Girardi ranks first in the NHL with 48 blocked shots, and Ryan Callahan leads all NHL forwards with 25 blocked shots.
A BROADWAY HIT
The Rangers currently rank first in the NHL with 429 hits on the season, and lead the league with an average of 28.6 hits per contest. Ryan Callahan leads the team and is tied for second in the NHL with 56 hits, and Brian Boyle is tied for 17th in the league with 40 hits on the season.
THE HOT LIST:
ALL-TIME RANGERS SHUTOUTS
Henrik Lundqvist posted his first shutout of the season with a 36-save performance on Oct. 30 at Toronto and, in the process, passed Mike Richter, Chuck Rayner and Lorne Worsley for fourth on the Rangers’ all-time regular season shutouts list with 25 career regular season shutouts.
YOUTH IS SERVED
Based on opening day rosters, the Rangers have the ninth youngest team in the NHL with an average age of 27 years and 44 days, and the second youngest defensive corp in the league, trailing only Los Angeles with an average age of 25 years and 51 days.
MILESTONES IN SIGHT:
MILESTONES RECENTLY ACHIEVED:
Total Man-Games Lost: 45
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