New York (23-30-2) at Minnesota (29-21-1)

Partly Cloudy Currently: St. Paul, MN
Temp: 62° F
  • Game info: 8:00 pm EST Wed Feb 19, 2003
  • TV: Metr, FSM
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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (TICKER) —The New York Rangers try to remain unbeaten all time against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday when they continue a six-game road trip at the Excel Energy Center.

The Rangers have won all four meetings with the Wild since Minnesota’s inception in 2000. New York has won its first two visits to St. Paul, including a 3-2 overtime victory on March 5, 2002.

The Rangers have dropped the first two games on their longest road trip of the season, including a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

Eric Lindros and Alexei Kovalev each scored for the Rangers, who had Pavel Bure back in the lineup for the first time in more than two months.

Brian Leetch also returned for New York after missing 31 games with a severely bruised ankle.

The Rangers have won just once in their last seven road games (1-5-1-0) and are 11-15-4-1 away from Madison Square Garden this season.

The Wild also have lost consecutive games and are trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak since January 4-8. They skated to a 3-2 loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Jim Dowd and Brad Bombardir scored for Minnesota, which nearly rallied from three-goal deficit before falling short.

The Wild have won three of their last four home games and are 17-11-3-0 at the Excel Energy Center.

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