Not even #Snowpocalypse2015 can stop this heated rivalry (NYR at NYI 7pm)
The Rangers changed their practice schedule on Monday to skate at the Nassau Coliseum in advance of the storm. As of right now, all signs are pointing to this game going off as scheduled.
Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano was on NEWS12 LI this morning saying he will be at the game as mass transit should be fully operational by Noon today.
Both teams are being reported to be going ahead with their normal routines. The NY Islanders twitter account has also tweeted out their game-day preview. So while we all battle to stay warm tonight, the Rangers and Isles will heat up the ice in an all out war.
This will be the third meeting of the season for these two rivals and the first at Nassau Coliseum. The Isles took the first 2 at the Garden by an aggregate score of 9-3! Look for the Rangers and MVP hopeful, Rick Nash to get a sliver of revenge tonight.
GAME 45: NEW YORK RANGERS AT NEW YORK ISLANDERS, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 7PM
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No official word yet from NHL but #NYR & #NYI both operating as though game will be played tonight. AM skates are scheduled for both teams.
— JOHN GIANNONE (@jaygeemsg) January 27, 2015
As of now, #Isles–#NYR on schedule to be played tonight. Don’t see that changing with the worst of the storm over.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) January 27, 2015
#Isles head coach Jack Capuano announced earlier that Kyle Okposo will be out 6-8 weeks with an upper-body injury. Tough blow for #NYI. — Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) January 26, 2015
All Rangers have returned from their break. Everybody but Rick Nash (scheduled day off) and Chris Kreider (sick) practiced at Nassau. — Rangers Report (@rangersreport) January 26, 2015
NYI 6 v. NYR 3 (10/14/14) – Islanders take it to a hurting Rangers team and draw first blood.
NYI 3 v. NYR 0 (1/13/15) – Rangers have a terrible second period and fall for a second time.