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Rangers vs. Jets 4/1/13

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Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Rangers (16-15-3) host the Winnipeg Jets (18-16-2) in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.

New York enters tonight contest ranking third in the Atlantic Division standings, and eighth in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers have been able to record a point in five of their last seven games at MSG (4-2-1).

Rangers Recap:

The Rangers were blanked by the Montreal Canadiens in NHL action on Saturday. Montreal opened up the scoring early and never looked back in their victory. Mats Zuccarello was credited with six hits and two blocked shots while making his season debut with the team. Martin Biron made 23 saves.

VS Southeast Division Opponents:

New York currently has a 21-6-3 in their last 30 games against Southeast Division opponents, including a 6-3-1 against the Southeast Division this season. The Rangers have out-scored their Southeast Division opponents, 94-62, over the span.

Rangers with the hot stick:

Henrik Lundqvist has held opponents to three goals or fewer in each of his last 14 games (7-6-1, 1.98 GAA, .929 Sv%).

Rick Nash has 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in his last 20 games.

Derek Stepan has tallied a point in 11 of the last 16 games (seven goals, nine assists over the span).

Michael Del Zotto has five points (one goal, four assists) in the last six games.

Milestones to watch for:

Ryan Callahan needs one assist form 100 NHL career

Steve Eminger needs three points from 100 NHL career

Anton Stralman one game from 300 NHL career; 3 points from 100 NHL career

The Rangers and the Jets game is set to air on the MSG network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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