Game Preview: Matinee Monday

The Rangers head to Nassau Coliseum and attempt to stay unbeaten this season as they face an Islanders squad that will be without star John Tavares (mild concussion), Kyle Okposo and Mark Streit. The Blueshirts will see some familiar faces as former Rangers P.A. Parenteau and Mike Mottau are now wearing Isles sweaters.

The lines and defensive pairings are expected to be the same for the Blueshirts:

Gaborik-Christensen-Frolov
Callahan-Anisimov-Dubinsky
Fedotenko-Stepan-Avery
Prust-Boyle- Boogaard

Staal-Rozsival
Girardi-Del Zotto
Eminger-Sauer

Henrik Lundqvist (1-0-0  3.00GAA) will get the start in goal and will be opposed by Rick DiPietro (0-0-1  3.69 GAA), who once again is trying to come back from injury for the the Isles.

In other news, Chris Drury is progressing well and is likely to return to the lineup for the home opener.  The question most Rangers fans want answered however, besides why is John Tortorella heaping praise on Steve Eminger, wasn’t he watching the same game as everyone else on Saturday?, is who will be out of the lineup once Drury returns…Boyle? Prust? Boogaard?

What do you think…Who will be out when Drury returns?

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