Tonight the New York Rangers look for their first win of the season against the New York Islanders. The Islanders have won the first 3 meeting by a combined three goals. The Rangers have lost two straight overall, including a 3-2 loss to Dallas on Sunday. It was also the Rangers' second straight loss at the Garden after a five-game winning streak there. The Rangers will likely face Rick DiPietro in goal, who has a 1.33 goals-against average against the Rangers this season, and is 8-1-2 with a 1.89 GAA in his last 11 games against them. For a full preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
...I have felt confident going into every Ranger/Islander game this year except for this one. With Avery on the shelf and Hossa and Hollweg in the starting lineup, I'm just hoping the Rangers just keep it close. Hopefully, this means they will win tonight.
...Ranger fans have been suffering over the past two years in this rivalry. Very similar to the way the Islander fans suffered back in early 2000 when Fleury and McCarthy were on the team.