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The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank third in the league overall, with a record of 38-15-5 (81 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0, on Tuesday at CONSOL Energy Center, and are now 9-3-1 in their last 13 games. The Blueshirts are 21-7-1 in their last 29 contests, dating back to Dec. 17, and have registered at least one point in 38 of their last 50 games since Oct. 29 (35-12-3) after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Islanders enter the contest with a 25-27-8 (58 pts) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost three of their last four games. Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out their back-to-back set. Download complete game notes >>
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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 212.All Time – Rangers vs. Islanders
At MSG: 67-37-11-4
At Uniondale: 48-62-8-12011-12 Rangers vs. Islanders
Oct. 15 Rangers 2, Islanders 4 at Uniondale
Nov. 15 Rangers 4, Islanders 2 at Uniondale
Dec. 22 Rangers 4, Islanders 2 at MSG
Dec. 26 Rangers 3, Islanders 0 at MSG
Feb. 24 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
March 11 Rangers vs. Islanders at MSGUpcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Feb. 24 Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
Feb. 25 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
March 1 Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
March 2 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.Injuries
* Michael Sauer
has missed 34 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5.
* Ruslan Fedotenko
has missed six games due to an injury suffered on Feb. 9.
* The Rangers have lost 176 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.