New York Islanders-New York Rangers: 5 Reasons The Game Is More Important To The Isles

By RobSabo
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Feb 16, 2015; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates a game-winning goal by New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein (not pictured) in front of New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) and defenseman Brian Strait (37) and left wing Josh Bailey (12) and defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Rangers defeated the Islanders 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

4. Remove That Bad Taste

This entry needs very few words.

A win against the Rangers on Tuesday night is a must not only to maintain a cushy division lead, but to remove that horrid taste from their mouths after that 6-5 regulation loss last month.

Having leads of 3-1, and then 5-3 in the third period wasn’t enough for Jaroslav Halak and company to hold onto the lead.

A win on Tuesday will right the ship.

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