The New York Rangers (9-3-3) visit the New York Islanders (4-7-3) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 213
Henrik Lundqvist – 6-3-3, 2.14 gaa, .933 sv%, 1 so.
Evgeni Nabokov – 1-4-0, 2.86 gaa, .912 sv%, 0 so
– The Islanders have defeated the Rangers in two straight games outscoring them 10-4.
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– The Islanders are 1-6-3 in their last 10 overall.
– The Islanders are last in the NHL with just 29 goals scored in 14 games and are last in the East in points with 11.
– John Tavares, who hasn’t scored in three games, has four goals and nine assists in his last seven games against the Rangers.
– The Islanders have recalled rookie RW Nino Niederreiter, who completed a two-week conditioning stint at AHL Bridgeport over the weekend after opening the season on the injured list because of a groin injury.
– Two-time 30-goal scorer Matt Moulson has just four goals this season.
– Former Ranger P.A. Parenteau has 2g, 10a on the season.
– Kyle Okposo is scoreless with just three assists this season.
2011-12 Season Series:
Oct. 15 Rangers 2, Islanders 4 at Uniondale
Nov. 15 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
Dec. 22 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Dec. 26 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Feb. 24 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
March 11 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG