New York Islanders (33-26-12) at New York Rangers (45-24-4)
8 p.m., Madison Square Garden
Radio: 660AM, 101.9FM - WFAN, 88.7FM - WRHU
Morning Skate Updates
As big as the Islanders-Rangers rivalry is - and as fitting as it is that they're playing on NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry - the Islanders are focusing more on themselves when they visit Madison Square Garden.
The Islanders start the day three points back of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second wild card seed in the Eastern Conference. A win doesn't get them back in, but a loss would open the door for Toronto to start pulling away - the Leafs play Columbus at 7 p.m. - making Wednesday bigger than the usual Islanders-Rangers hoopla.