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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Islanders

2010-11 Season Game No. 27 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Thursday, 12.02.2010 / 12:01 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Islanders
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Today’s Game
NYR AT NYI
The Rangers will begin a home-and-home set against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in their seventh back-to-back set this season. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 14-11-1 (29 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, on Monday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 4-2-0 in their last six games. The Islanders enter the contest with a 5-12-5 (15 pts) record to rank 15th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost 14 of their last 15 games (1- 11-3). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will conclude their home-and-home set against the New York Islanders on Friday, Dec. 3, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio, msg.com, and on satellite radio at XM 204.

All Time – Rangers vs. Islanders
Overall: 108-97-19-5
At MSG: 62-37-11-4
At Uniondale: 46-60-8-1

2010-11 Rangers vs. Islanders
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

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Dec. 2 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 Rangers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Dec. 5 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 5 p.m.
Dec. 9 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Vinny Prospal has missed 26 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 23 games with a broken finger.

* Derek Boogaard has missed three games with a strained shoulder.

* The Rangers have lost 81 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.