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Rangers open their 90th season at the Garden against the Islanders; Pirri gets the start

Bobby Bevilacqua

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After an early exit in the playoffs and a lot of change on the team, the Rangers are finally back in action tonight when they take on the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden.

This marks the first time that the Rangers begin the season at home since 2007, which makes tonight’s game even more exciting.

There’s a chance that the team will have a total of seven players skating for the first time as Rangers, with two players, Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich, making their NHL debuts. The fourth line still has not been announced yet, but there’s a good chance it will be a completely different look. Read the rest of this entry