The New York Rangers (14-11-1) visit the New York Islanders (5-12-5) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM204
Martin Biron – 5-2-0, 2.15 gaa, .917 sv%, 0 so.
Rick DiPietro – 3-3-4, 3.53 gaa, .883 sv %, 1 so
– The Islanders are last in the league with 15 points, rank second-to-last with 46 goals and went 14 games without a win before beating New Jersey 2-0 on Saturday.
– The Islanders ar 1-2-2 since Jack Capuano took over head coaching duties for the fired Scott Gordon.
– Rick DiPietro has a 1.96 goals-against average in his last three games.
– The Islanders are scoreless on 29 power-play chances over the last eight games.
– Kyle Okposo (right-shoulder surgery) had a torn labrum repaired Oct. 1 and hopes to return in late December.
– Mark Streit (left-shoulder surgery) could miss up to six months after having a torn labrum and a torn rotator cuff repaired on Oct. 1.
– Doug Weight (back spasms) missed his fourth straight game Friday and is day-to-day.
2010-11 Season Series:
Oct. 11 Rangers 4, Islanders 6 at Uniondale
Dec. 2 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
Dec. 3 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Dec. 27 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
March 15 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
March 31 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
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