Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 10/15/11
OPPONENT: New York Islanders Leading Scorer: John Tavares (3-2-5) Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (First game of the year) RANGERS LINES: Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Mats Zuccarello Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger Michael Del Zotto-Jeff Woywitka Henrik Lundqvist Martin Biron SCRATCHES: Wojtek Wolski (groin), Marc Staal (concussion symptoms), Mike Sauer (shoulder) PREVIEW: The Rangers came away from Sweden with a ridiculously tough schedule and two points against two tough opponents. They didn’t even lose in regulation, which is always a good thing. Now it’s the upstart Islanders, who have been on fire to start the season. This team is not a push over, especially when they play the Rangers. They live for these six games a year. But let’s remember, although they may not be a playoff team yet, the Islanders are a good young team with a lot of o...
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