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from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
While the Rangers coach yesterday merely repeated a variation of the “It’s About the Rangers” mantra, tonight’s Blueshirts-Islanders confrontation at the Coliseum represents a delicious treat for the fans of both franchises and a boost to the 40-year Battle of New York that has tilted dramatically toward Manhattan the past seven seasons.
Playoff spots are on the line for both clubs with two weeks remaining in the season. The Islanders, who have gone 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, hold a two-point lead over the Rangers, who are 4-1-1 in their last six. The Blueshirts, tied in points with ninth-place Winnipeg, have eight games remaining while the Islanders have seven to play and the Jets have six.
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...love hearing every player interviewed reference the crowd. Because Rangers fans usually outnumber Islanders fans at the Coliseum, I've always felt the crowds are roudier on Long Island than MSG for this rivalry. But I think it'll be closer to 50/50 tonight, meaning get ready for plenty of fireworks on and off the ice. Hope the Islanders brought in extra security, because...
The Bruins could have clinched a playoff spot against the Islanders with a win or overtime loss Thursday night. Josh Bailey had other ideas.
The New York center scored two goals to lead the Isles to a 2-1 victory over the punchless Bruins, who looked gassed on the tail end of their final back-to-back of the year. Still, it was an important win for New York not only because they are...
Josh Bailey scored twice and the New York Islanders added another big win in their surge toward the playoffs by beating the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night.
The Islanders, seeking their first trip to the postseason in seven years, improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games.
New York, the seventh-place team in the Eastern Conference, kept pace with sixth-place Ottawa, which won...
Are these New York Islanders for real? I believe so. It’d be tough to argue against it, that’s for sure. The Isles beat a Boston team that only had two regulation losses the entire season, prior to tonight. They continue their success and make it 8-1-1 in their last 10, a run that deserves a [...]
Defenseman Dan Girardi scored 3:11 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a stirring 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night in a game that felt every bit like a playoff matchup between the area rivals.
Henrik Lundqvist and Islanders counterpart Evgeni Nabokov staged a classic goalie duel that seemed destined to go to a shootout, but Girardi finished off a...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), 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 [...]
Josh Bailey leads his teammates through the line after scoring his second goal of the night.
In a potential playoff preview, the Islanders came into the Garden and proved they can play with the big boys. They took advantage of a couple Bruins‘ mistakes and continued their recent surge, improving to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Ultimately, it was a seeing-eye shot and a very late...
The rivalry between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders has lost some of its luster in recent years. That may be about to change.
With the surging teams holding down the last two Eastern Conference playoff spots, the Rangers and Islanders close out their season series Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum.
The Isles (21-16-4) have been one of the surprises of the league over...
The New York Rangers (20-16-4) visit the New York Islanders (21-16-4) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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Nassau County - The New York Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders in the most meaningful game between the two squads in over a decade tomorrow night at the Coliseum. The Islanders are sitting tied for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference two points ahead, and with one more game played over the eighth place Rangers. Winners of at least a point in 9 of their...