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Islanders top Rangers, finish first season sweep

Three-goal second period backs 36 saves by Greiss

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / Director of Editorial

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders completed their first regular-season series sweep of the New York Rangers with a 4-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

Thomas Greiss made 36 saves for the Islanders (45-26-9), who went 4-0-0 against their archrival. They had never swept the Rangers (45-27-9) since entering the NHL in 1972.

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Rangers' Girardi out against Islanders

Defenseman is day-to-day with upper-body injury

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / Director of Editorial

NEW YORK -- New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi will not play Thursday against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m. ET; MSG+ 2, MSG, NHL.TV).

Girardi was injured Tuesday when he was he was hit into the end boards during a 3-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Rangers' Girardi, McDonagh out vs. Islanders

Boyle returns to lineup when New York rivals meet in key division game

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / Director of Editorial

ISLANDERS (44-26-9) at RANGERS (45-26-9) 

TV: 7 p.m. ET; MSG, MSG+2, NHL.TV

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers will be without defensemen Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

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Islanders legends to celebrate Arbour's legacy

Gathering, memorial service planned to honor Hockey Hall of Fame coach who died last summer

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / Deputy Managing Editor

Immediately after legendary New York Islanders coach Al Arbour died last summer, Islanders alumni began discussions about holding an event in his honor. They owed it to him for everything he'd done, for the organization and each individual who had the chance to play for him.

They wanted to celebrate Arbour's career, his life, his family, the hundreds of players he guided over the 19 seasons he spent in New York, which featured four consecutive Stanley Cup championships, five straight trips to the Stanley Cup Final and 19 playoff series wins in a row.

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