The New York Rangers (11-8-2) visit the New York Islanders (10-11-2) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: Bloomberg Radio (FM 1130), XM 213
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Henrik Lundqvist - 10-7-1, 2.27 gaa, .919 sv%, 0 so.
Evgeni Nabokov - 10-7-2, 2.97 gaa, .902 sv%, 1 so
- The Islanders have won two straight.
- John Tavares has 21 points (8g, 13a) in 19 career matchups against the Rangers.
- Marian Gaborik has scored a goal in six straight games against the Islanders and has 21 goals and 13 assists in his past 23 matchups.
- Brad Boyes has just one goal in his last 10 games.
- Mark Streit has a three game point streak (3a).
- Michael Grabner has scored in two straight games.
- Kyle Okposo has just one goal in his last 21 games.
- Lubomir Visnovsky will miss tonight's game to the death a good friend's son.
- The Islanders have scored 21 power play goals this season, which is tied for third in the NHL.
2013 Season Series:
Feb. 7 Rangers 4, Islanders 1 at MSG
Feb. 14 Rangers 3, Islanders 4 (SO) at MSG
March 7 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
April 13 Rangers vs. Islanders at Uniondale
This team is playing on a different level now and it is all about Nash. His play has been elevated to a new level and he has elevated the play of others. Hagelin and Stepan should send him some of their paycheck.
I give Torts kudos for having the balls to play only 2 lines for 8-10 or so minutes. Good job there.
Defense was solid as was Hank.
Crazy game to be at. Nash is absolutely disugsting!! Glad to see Gabby come through and secure the W for the team tonight!! Great Win!!
Stepan-Nash-Hags line was great. I was kinda hoping Gaby scored in OT to make up for a mediocre game on his part, so all's well that ends well. Nabokov had a great game, honestly.
Hamrlik is going to be great for this team as a 6th dman when Staal is healthy, and hopefully he can mentor DZ for the power play
@RangerGuy99 hopefully that will wake him up
@slapshot13j -- there you go
@AnnoyingJoe -- not so much tonight ... usually that's not a bad thing, but ... nabokov is playing like a woman scorned
Nabokov after the game is over...
@AG_Blue Making the change... I agree
@slapshot13j -- playing position
@IcyCup ... not sure i want him on the second line, but he did pretty well between Gaby and Cally
@IcyCup -- he's in the way, blocks shots, intercepts passes, and takes the puck back
@AG_Blue his faceofs last game were good. dunno about this game... missed most of it.
@IcyCup -- it's not even just "the little things" he wins faceoffs, causes turnovers, intercepts passes, takes back the puck ...
@slapshot13j -- calmer than you are
@AG_Blue he changes the lightbulbs without a ladder.
@AG_Blue let him score or he even get an assist....
@slapshot13j -- i know you're down on boyle, and not without reason, but he does so many things right ...
@AG_Blue it was a joke calm down... i try to add some humor in sometimes