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"Anthony. This is Ryan when the islanders were on the ice hockey starts now. Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City at sign once again for New York Islanders, Ocoee. Take on the New York Rangers in the third of four meetings this season. Well, again, everyone this is Christine joined by Greg thicker and Joe baron. We thank you so much for tuning it. Islander's hockey tonight all across your radio network, making us part of your Thursday night, entertainment. Greg tonight all time regular season meeting number two hundred and sixty nine between these clubs who have been going head to head for forty six seasons against one another the Rangers have one hundred and twenty six wins. The islanders have one hundred and twenty three wins and nineteen times. They have scared to a ties so just three one separate. And that's why it's the greatest rivalry in all of sports and Greg for the islanders. They're coming off a disappointing effort Tuesday at the Coliseum. They fell the hurricanes four three snapping their season. High six game winning streak. A game that saw the Anders take a one nothing lead on a goal by Brock Nelson just past the midway point of the first period, but two late goals in the opening frame really took away the momentum from the islanders gave it to the hurricanes. I'll stop they tied the game in the second on Jordan ever legal. But the canes were challenging and on the off side review. It was the gated. So we went to one into the third period. Devante scores. His second goal in as many games at the Coliseum to tie things up at the four fifty Mark islanders had a power play with about five minutes to go did not score. But out of the box. Justin Williams game. He scored to give the canes a three two lead with under three minutes remaining Jacobs slavery attack on another on the power play. Nelson would get one back for the with under a minute to go. But yet it all up a four three victory for the hurricanes. Brock nelson. Oh, solid performance. Two goals and an assist is entire line of Nelson Abberley and Anders Lee were plus three of the game yesterday. We spoke about it with the head coach of the New York Islanders Barry chops on Long Island the same thing. I said last night. So I just thought we mismanaged the certain moments, and and it ended up biting us. We have to decisions I ki- moments sweet. To manage the puck better jobs, of course, in his first season behind the island or bench that loss block brought his club to the midpoint at twenty three fourteen and four good for fifty points. One point back of a playoff spot in the metro division. One point back of a wildcard playoff spot with games in hand on all the teams. They are chasing. I asked to evaluate his club's first half. Interesting. Probably in some areas. I knew we'd be better defensively. Just because I knew we could with with the personnel and the people I probably that's probably a little higher than I expected. Five and five scoring I figured we'd be able to do that. And I think that's been a strength of ours. The power play. Probably download it from what I thought it could be penalty. Kill. I knew. It was better is better. Goaltending. Probably a little bit better than I probably expected. So all that being said, I like our group as I said, I think we are upside is is. Still growing especially with the with the young core. I think the veteran corps. That's there. They especially the older veterans. We know what they are. They give us some identity. I think we got identity, which we we didn't have. I think we have a little bit of that. We still have to work on it. And now ourselves to say the final level where are. We are. They're in the playoffs year in an euro and grow, hopefully. Contender down the road. But that's still a lots of work and a lot of probably a year or two away. But I think this year is the guys are believing that we're team that should be in the mix, and we will be in the Mexican my disappointment yesterday's last three games. We haven't been, you know, the group that I thought we could be jots the head coach of the New York Islanders whose team will not only play the Rangers tonight but close out the season series, Saturday afternoon, one o'clock at Barclays center in Brooklyn. So far, the beat the Rangers seven five in Brooklyn November fifteen but the blue shirts bright, the islanders five zip here on thanksgiving eve, Josh was asked about these back-to-back tilts in a big rivalry. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks should be. I think we're one on one right now. The last game against them wasn't good. I think we're a little bit different team than we were maybe at star of the year. I think we got a little more balanced through our our game. If you will. But they've got five goals a game against the two games. So like, we can defend better against them than than we have. I think we can some of the things that we can do. Now in our thought process, I think will help us hopefully in the next couple games as the head coach of the New York Islanders, Barry charts. We'll take a break. And when we come back the starting lineup at the drop of the puck for the islanders and Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden, it's next. You're listening to New York. Islanders hockey on the islanders radio network.."