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

By RobSabo
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Jan 19, 2015; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates with defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) and left wing Nikolay Kulemin (86) after scoring a goal in front of Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2. Back To Back

While the Rangers will be the road team tomorrow night, the Isles will have to come strong on the second leg of a back to back scenario.

Not only that, but they’ll be traveling from Toronto, after they’re done with the lowly Maple Leafs.

Proving they can play up to their regular breakneck pace against the Rangers on Tuesday needs to be a major goal. Having newcomer Michal Neuvirth in goal against the Leafs and coming back with Halak against the Rangers will be the way Capuano goes.

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