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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Islanders

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today’s Game
The Rangers will begin a home-and-home set against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in their seventh back-to-back set this season. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 14-11-1 (29 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, on Monday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 4-2-0 in their last six games. The Islanders enter the contest with a 5-12-5 (15 pts) record to rank 15th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost 14 of their last 15 games (1- 11-3). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will conclude their home-and-home set against the New York Islanders on Friday, Dec. 3, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight’s game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio,, and on satellite radio at XM 204.

All Time – Rangers vs. Islanders
Overall: 108-97-19-5
At MSG: 62-37-11-4
At Uniondale: 46-60-8-1

2010-11 Rangers vs. Islanders
Oct. 11 Rangers 4, Islanders 6 at Uniondale
Dec. 2 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
Dec. 3 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Dec. 27 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
March 15 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
March 31 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Dec. 2 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 Rangers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Dec. 5 Rangers vs. Ottawa, 5 p.m.
Dec. 9 Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m.


* Vinny Prospal has missed 26 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 23 games with a broken finger.

* Derek Boogaard has missed three games with a strained shoulder.

* The Rangers have lost 81 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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