New York Islanders vs. Rangers Preview: Kind of a big deal, this

Make it happen. - USA TODAY Sports

It's Battle of New York time. Do it.

Well here we are. It's the fourth and final meeting of the season in the Battle of New York. The Rangers are 2-0-1, though four of the last five meetings have gone past regulation. The Isles obviously cannot take the head-to-head tie-breaker, so best just take them out the old-fashioned way: Win, and win more.

Tonight represents a chance to pull four points ahead ... or to let them pull even with a game in hand.

There's really nothing more to say. Outsiders are in for a grand show if they tune in. It's the New York derby, at Nassau Coliseum, with playoff spots on the line. Just as Bossy intended.

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Islanders (21-16-4, 7th/E) vs. Smurfs (20-16-4, 8th/E)
7 p.m. EST | MSG/+
| Audio: NNHLL - WRHU
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gloriously unsponsored] Veterans Mem. Coliseum
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