The New York Rangers (27-21-3) host the New York Islanders (20-24-7) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Cam Talbot – 10-3-0, 1.62 gaa, .940 sv%, 2 so
Kevin Poulin – 10-14-0, 3.10 gaa, .895 sv%, 0 so
- The Islanders have won six of their last eight games.
- Kyle Okposo has 20 points (11g, 9a) in his last 16 games.
- Thomas Vanek has points in 15 of his last 16 games (7g, 14a).
- John Tavares has been held without a point in four straight games against the Rangers.
- D Travis Hamonic has missed four games with a concussion and is not expected to play tonight.
- Kevin Poulin is 1-2-0 with a 3.31 GAA in his last three starts.
- These two teams will play three times in the next 11 days.
- Here's my first memory of the Rangers/Islanders rivalry…
2013-14 Season Series:
Oct. 29 Rangers 3, Islanders 2 at Nassau Coliseum
Dec. 20 Rangers 3, Islanders 5 at MSG
Jan. 21 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Jan. 29 Rangers vs. Islanders at Yankee Stadium
Jan. 31 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG