Rangers @ Islanders (Game 78)

The New York Rangers (41-31-5, 87 pts., 8th in East) visit the New York Islanders (29-36-12, 70 pts., 14th in East) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM 205

Probable Lines:
Gaborik-Stepan-Prospal
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Avery-Christensen-Zuccarello
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust

Staal-Girardi
McDonagh-Sauer
McCabe-Eminger

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist – 33-25-5, 2.22 gaa, .924 sv%, 11 so.

Al Montoya – 8-4-4, 2.35 gaa, .923 sv%, 1 so.

Opponent Notes:
- Islanders leading goal scorer Michael Grabner (31g) will miss his second straight game because of the impending birth of his child.

- Frans Nielsen has six points (4g, 2a) in his last six games.

- Matt Moulson has three goals and four assists in the five meetings with the Rangers this season.

- John Tavares leads the Islanders with 61 points (27g, 34a).

- The Islanders have lost eight of the last 10 meetings against the Rangers at Nassau Coliseum.

- The Islanders will not reach the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

-  Mark Streit (left shoulder surgery) will miss the entire season after having a torn labrum and a torn rotator cuff repaired on Oct. 1.

2010-11 Season Series:
Oct. 11 Rangers 4, Islanders 6 at Uniondale
Dec. 2 Rangers 6, Islanders 5 at Uniondale
Dec. 3 Rangers 2, Islanders 0 at MSG
Dec. 27 Rangers 7, Islanders 2 at MSG
March 15 Rangers 6, Islanders 3 at MSG
March 31 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale

Opponent Blog:
Islanders Hockey Blog

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