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Martin Biron will start tonight against former team

Former Islanders goaltender Martin Biron gets the start tonight against his old team.

Rangers head coach John Tortorella said he wanted to get  Biron into the first game of a back-to-back set.

After what he described as a "weird year, a tough year," with the Islanders last season, Biron has had a steadying presence for the Rangers in his role as a backup to starter Henrik Lundqvist.

"He's brought a steadiness in his game," Tortorella said. "He's a good teammate, he understands his role and he's won some games for us."

Biron is 5-2-0 with a 2.15 GAA and .917 save percentage this season. 

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