Game Notes from the Rangers:
- The Rangers will face-off against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to begin a four-game homestand. The Jets enter the contest with an 8-9-1 (17 pts) record to rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, and have won three of their last four games.
- 2013: Tomorrow is the first of three meetings this season, and the first of two meetings at Madison Square Garden
- Last Season: New York was 4-0-0 overall (2-0-0 at home; 2-0-0 on the road). The Rangers out-scored the Jets, 12-3, including a 6-0 advantage in the third period. The Rangers’ power play was 5-20 (25.0%), while the penalty kill held the Jets scoreless in 12 shorthanded situations in the series. Ryan Callahan (three goals, two assists), Marian Gaborik (two goals, three assists) and Michael Del Zotto (one goal, four assists) tied for the series lead in scoring with five points apiece. Callahan’s three goals led all skaters, and Del Zotto tallied a series-leading, four assists. Henrik Lundqvist was 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .957 Sv% and one shutout, while Martin Biron was 2-0-0 with a 0.50 GAA, .980 Sv% and one shutout.
- Winnipeg lists two former Rangers on their roster: Nik Antropov (2008-09); Olli Jokinen (2009-10)