New York Islanders (3-7-1) at New York Rangers (10-2-1)
7 p.m. | Madison Square Garden | MSG/MSG+
Hmmm ... the All-Star ballots are out awfully early, and Trent Hunter and Rick DiPietro are on the ballot. Mark Streit is not. Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney (both injured star Pens defensemen = 0 games played) are. NHL, you're such a confounding partner.
Will you still vote for the home team? Will you submit write-ins (if they allow it this year)? Do you care about the dysfunctional All-Star Game voting process?
But tonight: Episode II of the 2008-09 Battle of New York ...