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Game Notes: Rangers at N.Y. Islanders

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Tonight's Game

The Rangers face-off against their division rivals, the New York Islanders, tonight at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.) in thesecond game of  a home and home set. The Blueshirts are currently in third place in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 34-24-9, and rank seventh in the Eastern Conference with 77 points. New York enters the contest having been defeated by the Islanders, 4-3, in a shootout on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden and have now earned at least one point in 10 straight contests (7-0-3). The Rangers are 12-3-3 in their last 18 contests dating back to a 4-0 win on Jan. 22 vs. Atlanta. Following today's match, the Rangers return home to face-off against the Boston Bruins, Sunday, March 9, at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m.) in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Islanders, 32-29-7, are currently in fifth place in the Atlantic Division standings with 71 points and have lost four of their last six games.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast 1050 ESPN New York

All-Time - Rangers vs. Islanders
Overall: 98-93-19-3
At MSG: 59-35-11-2
At Long Island: 39-58-8-1

2007-08 – Rangers vs. Islanders

Oct. 10 Rangers 1, Islanders 2 at Nassau Coliseum
Nov. 6 Rangers 2, Islanders 3 at Nassau Coliseum
Nov. 19 Rangers 1, Islanders 2 at MSG
Nov. 29 Rangers 4, Islanders 2 at MSG
March 4 Rangers 3, Islanders 4 (SO) at MSG
March 6 Rangers vs. Islanders at Nassau Coliseum
April 3 Rangers vs. Islanders at Nassau Coliseum
April 4 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG

Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
March 6 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
March 9 Rangers vs. Boston, 3 p.m.
March 10 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
March 14 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
March 15 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 4-0-1
Last 10 NYR games: 7-0-3

* Petr Prucha suffered a shoulder injury on Feb. 10 at Washington, and has missed eight games.

* Paul Mara suffered a facial fracture on Saturday at Buffalo, and has missed four games.

* The Rangers have lost 123 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.
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