The New York Rangers (19-8-4) host the New York Islanders (11-14-6) at Madison Square Garden tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 212
Martin Biron – 6-1-0, 1.82 gaa, .930 sv%, 1 so.
Evgeni Nabokov – 2-5-0, 2.64 gaa, .920 sv%, 0 so
– The Islanders are 5-1-1 in their last seven on the road. But have lost four straight at MSG.
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– Matt Moulson has just two goals in his last seven games.
– Former Rangers first round pick Al Montoya is out indefinitely with a concussion.
– Evgeni Nabokov is 2-1-0 with a 2.01 goals-against average in his career at MSG.
– Kyle Okposo has five goals in his last 13 games after not scoring in his first 14 appearances.
– Former Ranger P.A. Parenteau has 25 points (5g, 20a) in 31 games this season.
– Michael Grabner has four goals in his last 10 appearances.
– Rick DiPietro is out indefinitely with a groin injury.
– John Tavares leads the Islanders with 26 points (10g, 16a).
2011-12 Season Series:
Oct. 15 Rangers 2, Islanders 4 at Uniondale
Nov. 15 Rangers 4, Islanders 2 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