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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Islanders

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Colieseum (7:00 p.m.), as they look to extend their six-game winning streak. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and fifth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 9-3-3 (21 pts). The Rangers enter tonight's contest having defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, on Friday at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to six games. The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in 10 of the last 12 games (9-2-1 over the span), including in each of the last seven (6-0-1). The Islanders enter the contest with a 4-7-3 (11 pts) record to rank 15th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost nine of their last 10 games (1-6-3). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Network, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 213.

All Time – Rangers vs. Islanders
Overall: 112-99-19-5
At MSG: 65-37-11-4
At Uniondale: 47-62-8-1

2011-12 Rangers vs. Islanders
Oct. 15 Rangers 2, Islanders 4 at Uniondale
Nov. 15 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
Dec. 22 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Dec. 26 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG
Feb. 24 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
March 11 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSG

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 15 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Nov. 19 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Nov. 23 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 Rangers at Washington, 4 p.m.
Nov. 26 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 2 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed 15 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Mike Rupp has missed eight games due to a knee injury, suffered on Oct. 24.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed four games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

* The Rangers have lost 36 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.
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