Pregame Notes: Rangers at N.Y. Islanders

2013 Season Game No. 22 at Nassau Coliseum

Thursday, 03.07.2013 / 12:01 AM New York Rangers

Tonight's Game

The Rangers face-off against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 11-8-2 (24 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, to extend their winning streak to three games and complete their four-game homestand with a 3-1-0 record. The Blueshirts have posted a record of 1-1-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets this season. The Islanders enter the contest with a 10-11-2 (22 pts) record to rank 10th in the Eastern Conference, and have recorded a point in three straight games (2-0-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tomorrow, Mar. 8, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set.

Tune in Tonight

Tonight's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on Bloomberg Radio (AM 1130) and on satellite radio at XM 213.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Islanders

Overall: 117-99-19-7

At MSG: 69-37-11-5

At Uniondale: 48-62-8-2

2013 Rangers vs. Islanders

Feb. 7 Rangers 4, Islanders 1 at MSG

Feb. 14 Rangers 3, Islanders 4 (SO) at MSG

March 7 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale

April 13 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule

March 7 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

March 8 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.

March 10 Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m.

March 12 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

March 14 Rangers at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Injuries

* Arron Asham has missed six games with an injury.

* Brad Richards has missed one game with an injury, suffered on March 3.

* Michael Sauer has missed 21 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 49 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.

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