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Pregame Notes: Rangers at N.Y. 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 Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 20-16-4 (44 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, in the shootout on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, and have now registered a point in five of their last six games (4-1-1). The Islanders enter the contest with a 21-16-4 (46 pts) record to rank seventh in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in nine of their last 10 games (8-1-1). Following tonight's contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, Apr. 16, at Wells Fargo Center (7:30 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup.

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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on ESPN New York (FM 98.7)and on satellite radio at XM 212.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Islanders
Overall: 118-99-19-7
At MSG: 69-37-11-5
At Uniondale: 49-62-8-2

2013 Rangers vs. Islanders
Feb. 7 Rangers 4, Islanders 1 at MSG
Feb. 14 Rangers 3, Islanders 4 (SO) at MSG
March 7 Rangers 2, Islanders 1 (OT) at Uniondale
April 13 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
April 13 Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
April 16 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
April 18 Rangers vs. Florida, 7 p.m.
April 19 Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
April 21 Rangers vs. New Jersey, 3 p.m.


* Marc Staal has missed 19 games with an injury, suffered on March 5.

* Derek Dorsett has missed five games due to a clavicle injury, suffered on March 7.

* Michael Sauer has missed 40 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 103 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.
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