Tonight, our Islanders play host to the rival Rangers with the 8th seed in the conference on the line.
The goalie matchup tonight features Henrik Lundqivst for the Rangers and Evgeni Nabokov for the Islanders.
For the Islanders, Lubomir Visnovsky will miss his second consectutive game while tending to the death of his friends 13 year old son so Radek Martinek will once again be in the lineup. Toughness was also added to the lineup tonight with Eric Boulton suiting up in place of young forward David Ullstrom.
The Rangers tonight will be without forward Brad Richards and defenseman Marc Staal who have suffered injuries in the last week. In place of Richards the Rangers called up former Islander Micheal Haley.