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Isles skate past Rangers; Forwards finishing checks; Proud papa Nash

Today's New York Rangers notes.

Bruce Bennett

Whatever fix Alain Vigneault was looking for, he didn't find it Tuesday night. Probably again a good time to remind everyone we're four games into the season, and to step away from the ledge. Now, your morning notes.

The Rangers remained winless at Madison Square Garden, as a sluggish third period allowed the Islanders to explode for four goals and win last night 6-3. Some recaps. [Blueshirt Banter] [NY Post] [The Record] [Daily News] [ESPN NY] [Newsday] [Blueshirts United]

Rick Nash and his wife Jessica gave welcomed their first child, McLaren, into the world on Sunday. Nash called it "the best feeling in the world." Even better than scoring four goals in six games? [NY Post] [Ranger Rants] [ESPN NY]

In the final year Nassau Coliseum is in operation, a Rangers-Islanders playoff series would be a fitting ending. [The Record]

Lee Stempniak and Carl Hagelin think the Rangers forwards need to finish their checks, and not give the opposition the room to operate and manufacture chances. [Blueshirts Blog]