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Game Preview: Islanders at Rangers

The Islanders take on the Rangers in preseason action at MSG (7 p.m., MSG+)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The preseason rolls on as the New York Islanders battle the New York Rangers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m., MSG+). 

The Islanders are 1-0 in preseason play, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at NYCB Live. John Tavares keyed the Islanders' comeback with a pair of goals, including the OT winner. 

Tavares and Sunday's group will sit out tonight, as a new set of Islanders will make their preseason debut. Monday's lineup includes Brock Nelson, Cal Clutterbuck, Anthony Beauvillier and Josh Ho-Sang up front, while mainstays like Johnny Boychuk and Calvin de Haan will anchor the blue line. 

As for prospects, 2016 first-round pick Kieffer Bellows will make his Islanders preseason debut, while defensive prospects Devon Toews and Parker Wotherspoon will get their chance to make an impression on the Isles staff. 

Jaroslav Halak will make his preseason debut, as he and Eamon McAdam will dress for Monday's game at the Garden. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Dougie: Halak will start in net for tonight's preseason game at The Garden. #Isles pic.twitter.com/qMt72bMQKh

Check @NYIslanders on Twitter for tonight's line combinations approximately 15 minutes before puck drop. 

Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh headline the Rangers' veterans, while 2017 first-round pick Lias Andersson will also dress on Monday, making his NHL debut. Former Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec is expected to make his Rangers' debut. 

This is the Rangers first of six preseason games. The teams will meet again on Friday night in Bridgeport, Conn. 

ISLANDERS ROSTER
FORWARDS
8 Steve Bernier
15 Cal Clutterbuck
20 Kieffer Bellows
24 Stephen Gionta
29 Brock Nelson
37 Casey Bailey
53 Casey Cizikas
59 Yannick Turcotte
63 Jeff Kubiak
66 Josh Ho-Sang
72 Anthony Beauvillier
74 Travis St. Denis
86 Nikolay Kulemin
DEFENSE
42 Scott Mayfield
44 Calvin de Haan
46 Devon Toews
49 David Quenneville
50 Adam Pelech
55 Johnny Boychuk
57 Parker Wotherspoon
GOALTENDER
34 Eamon McAdam
41 Jaroslav Halak
RANGERS ROSTER
FORWARDS
10 J.T. Miller
23 Bobby Farnham
24 Cristoval Nieves
25 Andrew Desjardins
28 Paul Carey
29 Cole Schneider
40 Michael Grabner
50 Lias Andersson
54 Gabriel Fontaine
61 Rick Nash
89 Pavel Buchnevich
95 Vinni Lettieri
DEFENSE
27 Ryan McDonagh
44 Neal Pionk
47 Steven Kampfer
55 Nick Holden
63 Ryan Graves
77 Tony DeAngelo
GOALTENDER
31 Ondrej Pavelec
75 Brandon Halverson

 

 

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