Opponent: New York Islanders(4-7-3)
Leading Scorer: John Tavares (8-6-14)
Goaltender: Evgeny Nabokov (2.86 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Projected Lines:
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery-Brad Richards-Ruslan Fedotenko
Brandon Prust-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer
Jeff Wywitka-Steve Eminger
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Marc Staal (concussion symptoms), Mike Rupp (knee), Wojtek Wolski (groin), Anton Stralman (healthy)
Preview: The Rangers are the hottest team in the NHL (six wins in a row), and the Islanders are the coldest (ten losses in a row). It’s amazing what a month can do, when the Rangers were travel weary and lost to a red hot Islanders team. This is a different story, and a different game. However, this has let down game written all over it, even if it is the Islanders. The Rangers can’t afford to be caught looking ahead to their showdown wit...