VS. NEW YORK RANGERS
* WHEN: Tonight, 7:35.
* WHERE: Madison Square Garden.
* TV & RADIO: Ch. 20; WCAO-AM 600.
* OUTLOOK: The Caps (18-16-0) begin a three-game trip tonight in New York before heading to Chicago Wednesday and St. Louis Thursday. Soviet rookie Dimitri Khristich will join the team today but it is uncertain whether he will see action tonight. Center Rob Murray remains with the Jacks but is expected to rejoin the team Thursday when his reconditioning assignment expires. The Caps also have four injured players -- Alan May, Jim Hrivnak, Peter Zezel and Neil Sheehy. The Rangers are without Darren Turcotte, Kelly Kisio and Jan Erixon.