Update, 7:35 p.m.:
Steve Zipay at Blue Notes reports that Henrik Lundqvist is out with the flu. While Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants has some quotes from Petr Prucha on facing his former team.
The New York Rangers (24-23-7) visit the Phoenix Coyotes (31-18-5) tonight at Jobing.com Arena starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: MSG+; Radio: WNYM (970AM)
Chad Johnson - 0-1-1, 2.58 gaa, .908 sv%, 0 so.
Ilya Bryzgalov - 28-14-4, 2.35 gaa, .918 sv%, 5 so.
- Phoenix has won two straight.
- The Coyotes are 20-8-2 at home this season.
- The Coyotes have scored the first goal of the game 28 times this season and have gone on to win 24 times..
- Shane Doan has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in the last six games.
- Coyotes leading goal scorer Scottie Upshall (18 goals) is day-to-day with a right knee injury sustained last game vs. Calgary.
- Petr Prucha has 11g & 7a on the season while another former Ranger Lauri Korpikoski has 4g & 3a.
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