GAME PREVIEW: Islanders at Rangers
7:00 pm, FSN (for Joe Howie & Deb), Bloomberg 1130
We're sure you know the storylines: both teams (especially the
Islanders) badly needing a win. Islanders/Team USA goalie DiPietro
vs. Rangers/Team Sweden netminder King Henrik. The Rangers playing
their best hockey in almost a decade. The Islanders struggling
mightily to find their game, admittedly underachieving. Yashin and
Satan against Jagr and his mates. Will Blake and Bates again be the
difference or one of the Rangers' many impressive foot soldiers?
But here's something you may not know -- tonight's game between the
Islanders and Rangers is THE hottest ticket in New York today.
(You'll have to take our word of it. You should see some of the crazy
requests we've received.)
Not the NBA. Not "Wicked." No, despite the year away -- and despite
lukewarm attention in most media outlets -- the hottest ticket in New
York is a National Hockey League game. And that's a very cool thing.
Here are tonight's game notes, courtesy of Islanders media relations
coordinator Corey Witt.