Live from Nassau Coliseum … no accidents, no tickets, no roadrage incidents …
First game in North America, only game in the U.S. until the home opener Oct. 27.
Rangers are without Marc Staal and Michael Sauer, so the third D-pair is Steve Eminger and Jeff Woywitka, making his NYR debut. Michael Del Zotto and Tim Erixon are the second pair. Wojtek Wolski (groin) is also out. No pruchas.
Henrik Lundqvist starts his third in a row in goal. Evgeni Nabokov a surprise starter for the Islanders, making his Isles debut and his first NHL start since the 2010 playoffs.