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Islanders Schedule (Dec. 19-25): New York Plays Jets, Rangers And Maple Leafs

On Tuesday, the New York Islanders begin a three-game schedule that features the Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

After ending last week's three-game schedule on a positive note with Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild, the New York Islanders will travel to the Great Land Up North before not leaving the Tri-State area for the remainder of the week.

On Tuesday, the Islanders (10-14-6) travel to face the Winnipeg Jets (8:30 p.m. ET on MSG+), who have won six of their last eight games, including a 5-3 victory Saturday over the Anaheim Ducks.The Jets (15-14-3) are 11-5-0 at home this season, while the Islanders are 4-6-3 on the road.

On Thursday, the Isles turn to New York, but play on the road against the New York Rangers (7:00 p.m. on MSG+). This will be the third meeting between the two Atlantic Division rivals. So far, both franchises have earned victories against each other.

New York's final game of the week will be played Friday, as the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale (7 p.m. on MSG+). This season, the Isles are 8-3-2 at home, while Toronto is 9-8-0 on the road.

Here's a brief Islanders' composite schedule for the week:

Tues., Dec. 19: Islanders at Jets-- 8:30 p.m. ET on MSG+
Thurs., Dec. 22: Islanders at Rangers -- 7:00 p.m. ET on MSG+
Fri., Dec. 23: Maple Leafs at Islanders -- 8:30 p.m. ET on MSG+

Here's a look at the Atlantic Division standings (as of Monday, Dec. 19):


Atlantic Standings

GP W L OTL PT
Philadelphia 31 20 8 3 43
New York Rangers 30 18 8 4 40
Pittsburgh 33 18 11 4 40
New Jersey 32 18 13 1 37
New York Islanders 30 10 14 6 26

(updated 12.19.2011 at 8:50 AM EST)