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Islanders 4, Rangers 3, SO

The New York Rangers (38-15-6) lost to the New York Islanders (26-17-8) by the score of 4-3 in a shootout, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports.

…please don’t tell me the decision to trade for Nash will be based on the result of a skills competition.

…never fun to the lose to the Islanders but have to give the Rangers credit for being able to grind out at least a point against a very motivated Islanders team.

…not sure if it has to do with Biron’s game preparation but man he struggles in the the first period. He’s also putrid in the shootout.

…remember when Gaborik was so bad in the shootout Torts used Jokinen ahead of him with the season on the line two years ago. It looks like he’s been practicing. And he scored on a deke!

…speaking of bad in the shootout, I thought Richards was supposed to be good at this. 0 for 8 on the season.

…Staal looking real confident on the offensive end, which is great to see.

…dreadful defensive change on the Parenteau goal. Who, by the way, I want to punch in the face every time he celebrates a goal against the Rangers. Which unfortunately is more than I’d like.

…c’mon Del Zotto know the rules of the game you play for a living.

…Torts needs to find a way to get Hagelin (12:30) and Mitchell (10:52) more ice time.

…anyone else think that was a terrible boarding call on Callahan?

…nice return to the defense for Bickel with an assist, a +1, four hits and a fight.

…power play proving it doesn’t need Nash to be successful.

…right back at it tomorrow night at MSG against the Sabres.

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