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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Islanders

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), to close out their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 41-31-5 (87 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having been defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 1-0, last night at HSBC Arena to end their season-high point streak at seven games (6-0-1 over the span), and are now 8-2-1 in their last 11 contests. The Islanders enter the contest with a 29-36-12 (70 pts) record to rank 14th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last three games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, Apr. 3, at Wells Fargo Center (12:30 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set.

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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 205.

All Time – Rangers vs. Islanders
Overall: 112-97-19-5
At MSG: 65-37-11-4
At Uniondale: 47-60-8-1

2010-11 Rangers vs. Islanders
Oct. 11 Rangers 4, Islanders 6 at Uniondale
Dec. 2 Rangers 6, Islanders 5 at Uniondale
Dec. 3 Rangers 2, Islanders 0 at MSG
Dec. 27 Rangers 7, Islanders 2 at MSG
March 15 Rangers 6, Islanders 3 at MSG
March 31 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
March 31 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
April 3 Rangers at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m.
April 4 Rangers vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.
April 7 Rangers vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m.
April 9 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 12:30 p.m.


* Derek Boogaard has missed 47 games with a shoulder injury.

* Alex Frolov has missed 34 games with a knee injury.

* Chris Drury has missed 23 games with a knee injury.

* Martin Biron has missed 13 games with a fractured collarbone.

* The Rangers have lost 306 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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