Earlier this evening, Rangers coach John Tortorella was asked what he noticed about the way the Islanders have been playing.
"Haven't even watched 'em."
Tortorella indicated that this was no insult to the Islanders; he'd rather worry about his own team than his opponents.
Probably a good idea given the Rangers' tenuous hold on a playoff spot. They occupy the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference, four points ahead of 9th place Carolina. Hurricanes have played one less game, however.
The Rangers have struggled at home this season--15-16-3 at Madison Square Garden versus an impressive 21-14-1 road record--but boast a 1-3-0 season series edge against the Islanders.
Montoya vs. Lundqvist tonight at MSG. Puck drops in about an hour...