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
Nabokov after the game is over...
had too play those two lines late.only way to score
OMG! you have earned eternal likes. maybe greatest comment ever.
@RangerGuy99 hopefully that will wake him up
@AnnoyingJoe kept us in the game all night
@slapshot13j -- there you go
@AnnoyingJoe -- not so much tonight ... usually that's not a bad thing, but ... nabokov is playing like a woman scorned
@AG_Blue Making the change... I agree
@AnnoyingJoe I agree, but some coaches may not have done that.
@AnnoyingJoe Il take a bow and quit while Im ahead then
@slapshot13j I sure hope so because it looked like he was on a different planet. It is almost bitter sweet that he gets the game winner.
@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