Short Island Smurfs (32-24-8, 7th/E) at Long Island Islanders (20-36-7, 30th)
It's the most, wonderful time, of the year: Thirtieth place ain't grand, but this is the fun time of the season regardless. The Rangers need this game, and I admit I'll cast a wandering eye toward Guerin's debut against the Panthers -- two teams tied up with the Rangers in the tight race for the final playoff seeds.
Any bets on how many minutes Gordon lets Joel "The Wrecker" Rechlicz see in his NHL debut? I'm saying 4:15.