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Only one referee to start tonight's Islanders-Rangers game

 Tonight’s Rangers-Islanders game will start with only one referee.

Referee Dean Morton was not at Madison Square Garden by game time, but is still trying to make his way despite weather-related travel issues

Stephen Walkom will serve as the sole on-ice referee tonight along with linesmen Brian Murphy and Jean Morin.

Walkom, who has worked for the NHL since 1990, formerly served as director of officiating for the NHL from 2005-2009 before returning to the ice this season on October 21 to work Florida’s home game against Buffalo.

Morton, a 41 year-old Peterborough, Ontario native, has been officiating in the NHL since 2000-2001.

New York Sports