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GAME NOTES: Rangers at New York Islanders

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Tonight's Game

The Rangers travel to Long Island to take on cross-town rivals the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.) in the second of back-to-back games. Last night, the Blueshirts defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-0, to finish their six-game homestand with a 5-1-0 record. The Rangers allowed only six goals during the stretch, including three shutouts, and held their opponents scoreless in all 20 times shorthanded. At 7-6-1, the Rangers rank second in the Atlantic Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference with 15 points. The Islanders, 7-4-0, enter tonight's contest in fourth place in the Atlantic Division and, with 14 points, rank ninth in the Eastern Conference. Following their 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders have now won four of their last five contests despite being outscored by their opponents, 18-16, over the span.

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Tune In Tonight!

Tonight's game will be televised by Versus. Click here for Versus channel listings in the New York area. You can also catch the radio broadcast on Radio Disney (1560 AM).

All-Time - Rangers vs. Islanders
Overall: 97-91-19-2
At MSG: 58-34-11-1
At Long Island: 39-57-8-1

2007-08 – Rangers vs. Islanders
Oct. 10 Rangers 1, Islanders 2 at Nassau Coliseum
Nov. 6 Rangers vs. Islanders at Nassau Coliseum
Nov. 19 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Nov. 29 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
March 4 Rangers vs. Islanders 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
Nov. 6 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Nov. 8 Ranges vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Nov. 15 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

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

* Martin Straka suffered a broken finger on Oct. 20.

* Ryan Callahan suffered a grade-two knee sprain on Oct. 23.

* Marek Malik suffered bruised ribs/back on Nov. 1 vs. Washington.

* The Rangers have lost 27 manpower games to injury or illness this season.
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