The New York Rangers (21-8-4) host the New York Islanders (11-16-6) at Madison Square Garden tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 213
Henrik Lunqvist – 14-7-4, 2.03 gaa, .934 sv%, 2 so.
Evgeni Nabokov – 2-7-0, 2.85 gaa, .907 sv%, 0 so
– The Islanders have lost five straight at MSG, which is their worst losing streak there since dropping seven straight visits March 16, 1983-Feb. 17, 1985. They’ve been outscored by a 24-7 margin during the current skid.
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– The Islanders are 2-5-1 in their last eight, dropping them into a tie with Carolina for the fewest points in the East with 28.
– Matt Moulson has 10 goals and seven assists in his last 13 games
– John Tavares has 12 points (3g, 9a) in 11 games this month. He also has a six-game point streak versus the Rangers, totaling four goals and eight assists.
– Former Ranger P.A. Parenteau has 14 points (3g, 11a) in his last 13 games.
– – Rick DiPietro (groin) remains out indefinitely with a groin injury suffered Dec. 3.
– Former Rangers #1 pick Al Montoya (concussion) is out indefinitely with a concussion suffered Dec. 20.
– Jay Pandolfo (foot) will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks with a broken foot suffered Nov. 26.
– Brian Rolston (concussion) is out indefinitely with a head injury suffered Dec. 15.
2011-12 Season Series:
Oct. 15 Rangers 2, Islanders 4 at Uniondale
Nov. 15 Rangers 4, Islanders 2 at Uniondale
Dec. 22 Rangers 4, Islanders 2 MSG
Dec. 26 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Feb. 24 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
March 11 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG