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Michael Del Zotto: "Chance to redeem ourselves"


               That's from the rookie defenseman talking to me this morning about the Islanders' visit to MSG  tonight.  Del Zotto, like most of the Rangers, was embarrassed by their showing in the 2-1 loss to the Isles five games ago on Broadway.

              But coach John Tortorella isn't guaranteeing anything, saying that coaches worry about the last game before the Christmas break and the first game after. "It's, "Are you readt to get back to work?", he said, adding that he wouldn't be employing quicker shifts or anything special. .

               The lineup will remain the same, with Lundqvist in net for the 12th straight game. Brandon Dubinsky will center Gaborik and Prospal; Anisimov is between Higgins and Callahan, Drury between Avery and Lisin and Boyle between Brashear and Kotalik. Aaron Voros is scratched for the 11th straight; as well as C Eric Christensen. Logic dicattes that one of them will be waived at some point.


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