Madison Square Garden — Manhattan, NY
TV: MSG+2 Radio: 88.7, 103.9 FM
Kevin Schultz, Islanders Point Blank:It’ll be the second match of the year between the Islanders and Rangers, the first at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers will start their newly paid goaltender in net tonight (I can just hear Rosen yelling ‘save Lundqivst’ already) against Evgeni Nabokov, who makes his third straight start since returning from injury.
As for the Islanders lineup, Casey Cizikas will return tonight. It’ll be his first game since a jaw injury in Phoenix on December 12. Matt Carkner will also come in for Aaron Ness.
Eric Boulton will play his fifth game in a row. Colin McDonald will sit for the third straight game.
|Scratches: Regin, Ness, McDonald IR: Visnovsky, Martinek|