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NY Islanders (3-7-1) at NY Rangers (10-3-1), 7:00 p.m. EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers look to bounce back

from a third-period collapse when they host the New York

Islanders on Tuesday.

The Rangers had their four-game winning streak snapped on

Saturday, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Rangers allowed five goals in the final period, all coming

in a 5:19 span over the latter half of the session.

Toronto outshot New York, 17-4, in that third period as

goaltender Steve Valiquette succumbed to the heavy pressure.

Henrik Lundqvist should be back in net against the Islanders.

The Rangers' cross-town rivals are looking to build on some rare

momentum coming off a 4-3 overtime victory against the Columbus

Blue Jackets on Monday. Chris Campoli netted two goals,

including the game-winner at the 3:13 mark of the extra session.

The victory snapped a six-game losing streak for the Islanders,

who recovered after squandering a three-goal lead.

The Rangers defeated the Islanders in the first meeting this

season, recording a 4-2 victory on October 27.

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