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Wednesday, January 29th (All times Eastern)

NY Rangers (28-23-3) at NY Islanders (21-26-8), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Rangers will try to go 2-0 in the Bronx when the NHL's "Stadium Series" continues with Wednesday's outdoor battle against the rival New York Islanders.

Just like they were in Sunday's blowout win over the New Jersey Devils at Yankee Stadium, the Rangers are the designated visiting team for Wednesday's battle.

The Blueshirts slammed the Devils by a 7-3 score in Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium, scoring six unanswered goals after falling behind 3-1 in the first period. The Rangers set an NHL outdoor game record with seven total goals and also became the first team to win two outdoor games since the league began playing regular-season tilts among the elements at the 2003 Heritage Classic.

The Rangers, who also beat the Flyers in the 2012 Winter Classic at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park, can push their record in outdoor games to 3-0 with another win tonight. However, the Islanders have won two straight in this rivalry after losing the season-series opener against the Rangers on Oct. 29.

These Metropolitan Division rivals are set to engage in the fourth of six outdoor games on the NHL's 2013-14 schedule. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings got things started with the Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Michigan Stadium, won in a shootout 3-2 by the Leafs, and the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings met on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, hours before the Rangers and Devils tangled in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon.

The Ducks blanked the Kings 3-0 in a game that featured a temperature of 62 degrees at opening faceoff. Things were much cooler in New York for the clash between the Rangers and the Devils, but it was sun glare and not the brisk weather that led to the start of Sunday's game being delayed by an hour.

Obviously, the sun won't be an issue in tonight's battle under the lights but the cold weather remains. Snow fell for a while during Sunday's game and the white stuff could come into play this evening as well.

Mats Zuccarello scored twice for the Rangers during a second-period blitz that proved to be the downfall of the Devils. The Blueshirts scored four times in the second period and reeled off six unanswered goals in all to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 7-3 advantage.

"It's something you are really proud to be a part of," said Zuccarello.

Marc Staal, Derek Stepan and Dominic Moore all posted a goal and an assist, while Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin also scored for the Rangers, who had dropped lost two in a row heading into Sunday's game. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 19 shots in the win and the Rangers No. 1 netminder will get the start again

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault was asked after Sunday's game if having already played at Yankee Stadium will give his team an advantage over the Islanders tonight. He doesn't believe it will.

"I think for our group it's going to be another good experience in an 82-game schedule," said Vigneault. "But I think if I'm from Long Island and I'm a player and coach and member there I'm going to feed off this first opportunity for them. I don't see an advantage for one team or the other."

The Isles are in need of a win on Wednesday, having lost three straight and four of their last six games after playing their best hockey of the season in late December and early January.

While Vigneault has confirmed Lundqvist will get the call tonight, Islanders head coach Jack Capuano has yet to reveal his starting goaltender for this outdoor battle.

Kevin Poulin started Monday's 6-3 home loss to Boston and was yanked after yielding six goals on 26 shots in 48-plus minutes. Evgeni Nabokov saw his first action since being activated from injured reserve, stopping the only shot faced the rest of the way. In light of the most recent outing and the high-profile nature of tonight's game, the Russian veteran could get the call over the 23-year-old Poulin at Yankee Stadium.

Kyle Okposo scored once and posted a pair of helpers for the Islanders in their loss Monday against the Bruins. Okposo tied the game at 3-3 with 4:52 left in the second period, but Boston took the lead for good on a goal from Jarome Iginla in the final minute of the middle stanza and the Bruins added two more tallies in the third.

Michael Grabner and Frans Nielsen also lit the lamp in defeat.

"We played well but didn't bury enough chances," Okposo said.

The Isles enter Wednesday's tilt seven points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, while the Rangers are currently second in the Metropolitan Division and nine points ahead of their rivals from Long Island. Under the NHL's recent realignment plan, the top three teams in each division get an automatic berth to the postseason.

Following tonight's battle in the Bronx, the NHL has two outdoor games left on its schedule this season. The Chicago Blackhawks are set to host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field on March 1, while the following day will see the Vancouver Canucks invite the Ottawa Senators for a clash at BC Place.

01/29 10:27:54 ET

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ORL 100
MIL 115
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IND 103
NYK 82
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MEM 99
DEN 69
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LAL 123
CHI 118
 
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PHI
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DEP 72
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RUTG 51
MSU 71
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ARMY 71
BU 67
 
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RFLSH 75
BRY 68
 
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MERC 75
CHAT 72
 
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LIU 67
CCST 55
 
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TOWS 74
COC 70
 
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UMASS 66
DAY 64
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FUR 59
ETST 55
 
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ODU 71
FIU 56
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RMU 87
FD 65
 
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CHAR 86
FATL 61
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LIB 53
HIGH 72
 
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UNF 86
KNST 67
 
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FLGC 78
LIP 62
 
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OSU 80
MD 56
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Terriers 73
MNTER 67
 
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STET 85
NKENTUCKY 75
 
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WAGN 75
SHU 64
 
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GMAS 68
STLU 60
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JVU 65
USCU 78
 
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VMI 70
WCU 85
 
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LATU 69
WKENT 56
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UNCG 42
WOFF 58
 
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DET 93
YOUNG 87
 
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GSOUT 83
APP 46
 
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TENNM 81
EILL 51
 
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GHND 64
HC 54
 
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CIN 70
UCONN 58
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NDST 61
DEN 54
 
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SD 55
MAST 66
 
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UWMIL 71
ILLCH 65
 
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BEL 103
JVST 82
 
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SMISS 54
MARS 69
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TXSA 69
MTST 58
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PETE 49
RIDE 58
 
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SEMIZ 61
SIUE 75
 
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TENST 64
TENT 56
 
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NDAK 60
WEBER 67
 
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SALA 89
LALAF 85
 
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ARKST 65
ARKLR 75
 
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TROY 55
LAMON 58
 
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TXARL 74
UGST 88
 
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MURST 85
EKENT 78
 
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NCOL 79
IDST 76
 
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MIZZ 53
KENT 69
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GONZ 64
PORT 46
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UTEP 71
UAB 69
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GRCN 78
UMKC 57
 
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WLVRN 78
CHIST 62
 
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USC 94
COL 98
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UCI 67
CPSL 57
 
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CSNO 73
HAW 84
 
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PAC 43
PEPP 50
 
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SDU 69
SCU 64
 
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UCD 70
UCSB 64
 
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UCLA 69
UTAH 59
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PORST 54
MONT 73
 
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SACST 75
MNTST 59
 
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CSFU 85
LBSU 91
 
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GAELS 68
LMU 54
 
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WASU 67
CAL 76
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BYU 78
USF 74
 
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NYI 2
BOS 5
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NYR 0
MON 1
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PHI 5
WIN 2
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TOR 1
ARI 3
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FLA 3
CLB 2
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TAM 5
DET 1
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STL 5
NAS 4
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CAL 0
MIN 1
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EDM 3
BUF 2
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SJS 6
ANA 3
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NAS
 
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