The New York Rangers are about to faceoff with the cross town rival Islanders in the first of three match ups spread out across the Blue Shirts final 11 games of the season. The Rangers post season hopes are somewhere between Slim and None, slim hasn't left town yet but it's close. Mollie Walker of the New York Post cover both the Rangers and Islanders. So she's the perfect one to preview the importance of the NHL's version of the battle for New York
Great news for fans of the Nets, Knicks, Islanders, Rangers, and Albany Empire. In today's coronavirus press briefing, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the current 10% capacity limit set on all indoor sports arenas in New York state will increase to 25% on Wednesday, May 19th. This is great news for teams like the Nets, Knicks, and Islanders who all appear to be headed to postseason play. The Rangers are far from a lock for the postseason but still alive thanks to a four-game sweep over the New Jersey Devils. This also confirms the reports that the Albany Empire would be able to host 25% of the Times Union Center for their home opener now scheduled for Saturday, May 29th.
Dipietro, Canty and Rothenberg AKA DCR made the move to mornings this year and have been a welcome addition to the Capital Regions morning routine. Rick Dipietro took time to join Levack and Goz today where he covered just about all of New York sports and helped preview the NHL season. Not only does Dipietro think that Islanders have post season talent but he begrudgingly said nice things about the Rangers.