Found October 15, 2011 on Bleeding All Blue:
When the New York Rangers take on the New York Islanders this evening it will be a battle of two rivals with very different goals.  For the Rangers they are looking to get their first win of the season and secure a big two points before they head out on a Western Canada trip starting Monday.  Coming off an 0-0-2 start in Sweden against very good Anaheim and Los Angeles teams the Rangers are looking for momentum can chemistry with tonight’s game.  In order to get both of those the Rangers have gone back to both of last season’s best lines with Dubinsky moving back down to play with Anisimov and Callahan while Fedoteno gets taken off that line to be reunited with Boyle and Prust.  Taking Dubinsky's place on the top line is Derek Stepan who will look to more impactful tonight than he has been in either of the first two games.  Stepan has the skill set to play and succeed with Richards and Gaborik, and the Rangers need him to do so to give the team some measu...

Rangers Showing Improvement on Offense

The Rangers showed some significant improvement offensively in last night's 4-2 loss to the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. However, that was only the case when they played even strength hockey, which there wasn't much of since they found themselves in the box eight separate times over the course of three periods.  The first line showed some real signs of chemistry last...

Game 3: Rangers at Islanders

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...

Video: Brandon Prust’s Wraparound Goal

… great to see Prust get a goal early on the in the season. Hope to see many more of them this year. 

Blog: Not So Special Teams…

The opening game in the North American leg of the 2011-12 New York Rangers season opened last night on Long Island. There is a tendency for most fans to exaggerate the outcome of a Ranger-Islanders game. Depending on the result, it’s either “we’re gonna win the Cup!” or “good Lord, we are the worst team [...]

Rick DiPietro Is Probably Made Of Glass

Just several days after taking a Brian Rolston shot off of the mask, New York Islanders goalie, Rick DiPietro has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely according to the Islanders' Twitter.This being the latest injury in the oft-injured DiPietro's career. A career which is highlighted by a contact signed in 2006 that locked DiPietro up for 15 years with...

Isles G DiPietro out with concussion

New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro is out indefinitely with a concussion. DiPietro took a puck of his mask in practice Wednesday and did not play in Thursday's 5-1 win vs. Tampa Bay. He has yet to play this season. Over the last three-plus seasons, DiPietro has played just 39 games due to a series of injuries. In 2007, he suffered a pair of concussions. He also has...

The Nassau sandwich: Big game for the Rangers Saturday

The Rangers began their season with six games—an unnecessary four preseason games and two regular-season games—in Europe. After tomorrow they trek to Western Canada for four games. So Saturday’s game is their only close-to-home tilt in the first seven. And I think, of all these games until they go back to the partially renovated Garden, among the 11 games—all six Europe...

Tavares nets hat trick as Islanders topple Rangers

Red-hot John Tavares scored three goals and added an assist as the New York Islanders skated to a 4-2 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday. Tavares' second goal – his fifth in the last two games – at 3:30 of the final period was the game-winner as the Islanders won their third straight. Tavares has eight points in the past two contests. Evgeni Nabokov...

Dee Karl: Isles: One Line Story?

With the emergence of John Tavares as the capable player everyone knew he would be from the time he was 14, there is now an underlying question of “Are the Islanders a one line team?” While the Isles top line of Tavares, Moulson and Parenteau has surprised the hockey world with a combined nine points in the Isles 4 -2 win over the NY Rangers, the shouldn’t mean...

Isles starcrossed goalie DiPietro out indefinitely

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro is out with a concussion again and there is no timetable for his return.

Surprise! DiPietro hurt again

In the words of Yogi Berra, it's starting to look like déjà vu all over again for Rick DiPietro. The Islanders announced yesterday their oft-injured goalie suffered a concussion after taking a Brian Rolston slap shot to the head in Wednesday's practice and there is no timetable for...

The Skinny - Islanders 4, Rangers 2

Share Game 4 Isles 4, Rangers 2 Holy Robert Reichel!  John Tavares recorded his third career hat trick and added an assist, as he became the first Islander in nearly fifteen years ...
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