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Game Preview: Islanders vs Rangers

Get full rosters for Friday's Isles-Rangers game in Bridgeport (7:30 p.m., MSG+)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders
NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS NEW YORK RANGERS
7:30 P.M., WEBSTER BANK ARENA, BRIDGEPORT CT
TV: MSG+
RADIO: MIXLR.COM/BRIDGEPORT-SOUND-TIGERS

The Islanders and Rangers face off at Webster Bank Arena, home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, in preseason action on Friday night (7:30 p.m., MSG+).

The Islanders are 2-0-2 in preseason play, halving a pair of split-squad games on Wednesday night vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. This is the second and final time the Islanders and Rangers will meet this preseason, with the Rangers taking a 1-0 win in OT on Monday night. 

Andrew Ladd, Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey and Nikolay Kulemin bring some veteran experience to Friday's lineup, while Josh Ho-Sang and Anthony Beauvillier will also be making the trip to Connecticut. 

Defenseman Devon Toews returns to his natural position on Friday after playing Wednesday's game in Brooklyn at left wing. Ryan Pulock will also play in Wednesday's contest.

Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss are both on Friday's roster. Halak stopped all 22 shots he faced in two periods against the Rangers on Monday night, while Greiss stopped 17-of-18 against the Flyers on Wednesday in Brooklyn.

Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes and Brady Skjei are the recognizable Rangers heading up to Bridgeport. Ondrej Pavelec, who stopped all 10 Islanders shots in the two periods he played on Monday, is expected to start for the Rangers. 

Tickets are still on sale, but are extremely limited. To purchase seats, please stop by the Webster Bank Arena Click It or Ticket Box Office or call 203-345-2300 ext. 7. The game will also be broadcast live on MSG or via radio by visiting Mixlr.com/Bridgeport-Sound-Tigers.

ISLANDERS ROSTER
FORWARDS
8 Steve Bernier
12 Josh Bailey
16 Andrew Ladd
26 Ben Holmstrom
29 Brock Nelson
37 Casey Bailey
48 Connor Jones
52 Ross Johnston
61 Kyle Schempp
66 Josh Ho-Sang
72 Anthony Beauvillier
86 Nikolay Kulemin
DEFENSE
6 Ryan Pulock
38 Seth Helgeson
40 Kyle Burroughs
43 Kane Lafranchise
46 Devon Toews
58 Mitchell Vande Sompel
GOALTENDER
1 Thomas Greiss
41 Jaroslav Halak
RANGERS ROSTER
FORWARDS
10 J.T. Miller
12 Matt Puempel
13 Kevin Hayes
23 Bobby Farnham
26 Jimmy Vesey
28 Paul Carey
51 David Desharnais
72 Filip Chytil
82 Adam Tambellini
84 Malte Stromwall
89 Pavel Buchnevich
95 Vinni Lettieri
DEFENSE
41 Alexei Bereglazov
44 Neal Pionk
47 Steven Kampfer
63 Ryan Graves
76 Brady Skjei
77 Tony DeAngelo
GOALTENDER
31 Ondrej Pavelec
80 Chris Nell

 

 

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