In the first meeting between the New York heavyweights since the Islanders’ Simon received a 25-game suspension for a stick-swinging attack against his Rangers counterpart on March 8, the teams engaged in a fight-filled preseason game Monday night that had all the venom of a contest that counts.
“When I talked to [Mike] Sillinger, I asked if there would be any overflow from last season,” new Islanders captain Bill Guerin said. “He said that it was over. He was kind of wrong.”
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