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Islanders Preseason Game 3 vs. Rangers Preview: Lines, Best Bets and How To Watch




East Meadow, NY– Barring another rainout, the New York Islanders will meet the New York Rangers tonight at UBS Arena for the team’s third exhibition of the preseason.

The Islanders lost to the Rangers, 4-2, in Manhattan on Sep. 26 in their first game this preseason and are 1-1 entering tonight’s contest.

Projected Lineup:










Romanov To Make Preseason Debut:

Defenseman Alex Romanov is scheduled to make his preseason debut tonight. The Islanders have been cautious with the head-hitting blueliner thus far in training camp as he’s made his way back from shoulder surgery this offseason. Romanov set a career-high 22 points last year in his first year with the Islanders.

Islanders Begin Practicing Power Play:

The Islanders have begun to run drills with their special teams units in practice. Here’s what their power play units looked like this morning.

Unit 1: 




Oliver Wahlstron has also practiced in this spot but isn’t expected to play in tonight’s preseason game. 

Unit 2: 




The Islanders finished last season with the NHL’s third-worst power play, scoring on just 15.8% of their chances.

If that doesn’t improve this year, you can explore US betting sites for the Islanders to struggle to make the playoffs.

Palmieri Still Out:

It’s been more than a week into training camp, and Kyle Palmieri still hasn’t practiced with the Islanders.

Islanders Palmieri Remains Out With Undisclosed Injury

Islanders Make First Cuts:

The Islanders announced their first cuts of training camp yesterday, most notably Isaiah George.

The 19-year-old defenseman had been a standout in his first NHL training camp, showing skating ability and defensive instincts beyond his years.

George was sent back to his junior league team, the London Knights of the OHL, where he will continue his development this season. Forward Justin Gill was also sent back to juniors.

Here is the full list of cuts the Islanders made. All others besides George and Gill have been assigned to AHL Bridgeport.

How To Watch:

Puck drop between the Islanders and Rangers is scheduled for a little after 7 p.m. this evening and can be seen on MSG Network. There is no radio broadcast of the game.

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