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New York Rangers (14-11-1, 13th) at New York Islanders (5-12-5, 30th)
Nassau [gloriously unsponsored] Vets. Mem. Coliseum
7 p.m. | MSG/+2, audio - WRHU 88.7
Papa taught me wrong: Blueshirt Banter

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Tonight, like every NYI-NYR home-and-home, begins a 30-hour stretch in which the irrational but oh-so-addictive emotions we attach to fandom can inflate us to new highs, sink to familiar lows, or just do the old 50/50 wash of "at least we got a few points." Battle of New York, baby.

Our FIG (First Islanders Goal) pool in the preview was one of the bestest in the history of ever. Lots of broad selections, meaningful times -- and everyone most of you responding to the same FIG sub-thread! Nice. The book-keepers are happy.

Rivalry Words to Live By

Because tomorrow night is the concert I've been yammering on about, and it will remove me from tomorrow's Puck Daddy watch party by the first intermission, here's some Killing Joke for the few of you that know them, one more time:

If you don't know the game
Then you're still part of it, because
Out on the streets it's strange -- to see the show
Knowing full well, that you're on the range
Dodge the bullet
Or carry the gun -- the choice is yours!