Islanders website: Has the early preview tonight against the Rangers.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Time Warner will likely not carry the FSN-2 Feed tonight for Islander fans forcing them to watch the Msg telecast.
Islanders are getting plenty of shots, now they have to finish some plays regardless who is in goal (I expect DiPietro to start) and get to the high quality area's. Not like the Rangers are not letting up goals and Philadelphia hit for four goals playing back to back days. The Ranger trap and goaltending has not been as solid lately but their young players are stepping up and providing key goals.
I always give Ted Nolan a big edge over Tom Renney in the coaching department because he always seems to have the superior gameplan.
Not going to be easy for the Islanders because they have played a lot of hockey lately with little rest like the Rangers have had and have a lot more injuries but that's what being a team and professionals are all about, no excuses. The defense has kept the shots down for the most part and you see them trying to step into the play.
Bottom line and you could write this about any game.
Go work hard for two and a half hours and if it's not enough, so be it.
More often than not it has been enough and the hard work produced the breaks that have the Islanders 3-1 against the Rangers.
Wade Dubielewicz will start for the Islanders.
Game summary will be Wednesday morning.