Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rangers vs. Islanders (Game 73)

The New York Rangers (10th, 31-32-9 - 71 pts.) host the New York Islanders (14th, 29-33-10 68pts.) tonight at MSG starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG; Radio: ESPNRadio (1050AM)

Probable Lines (No word on Callahan so I'm saying he's out):

Del Zotto-Girardi

Henrik Lundqvist - 28-26-8, 2.46 gaa, .918 sv%, 2 so.

Dwayne Roloson - 22-16-6, 2.85 gaa, .910 sv %, 1 so

Opponent Notes:
- The Islanders have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.

- John Tavares has three goals and four assists in the last three games.

- Matt Moulson leads the Islanders with 26 goals.

- Trent Hunter has no goals in 16 games since Jan. 19.

- Jeff Tambellini, a healthy scratch in more than half of the Islanders' 72 games, also hasn't scored in 16 appearances since Nov. 23.

- Rick DiPietro was placed on the injured list March 2 and is out indefinitely after experiencing swelling in his surgically repaired left knee. (How many more years left on that contract?)

- Former Ranger Doug Weight underwent season-ending surgery March 18 to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

Season Series:
Oct. 28 Rangers 1, Islanders 3 at Uniondale
Dec. 16 Rangers 1, Islanders 2 at MSG
Dec. 17 Rangers 5, Islanders 2 at Uniondale
Dec. 26 Rangers 2, Islanders 3 (OT) at MSG

Opponent Blog:
Lighthouse Hockey

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