New York Rangers
New York Islanders
League : NHL

New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Prediction & Preview



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The New York Rangers come into this game with an overall record of 11-4-3. This mark puts them in third place in the Metropolitan division. If they are able to defeat the Islanders it will be their second win in a row. This would move them one game closer to the division-leading Hurricanes. Over their past 10 games, the team has a record of 6-2-2.

Also playing the Metropolitan Division, the Islanders have gotten off to a rough start. Their overall record of 5-8-2 puts them in last place. Hedging into this game, the team is in the midst of a 6 game losing streak. On the season they have a scoring differential of -16. Over their past 10 games, the Islanders are just 3-6-1.


The Rangers Look To Keep Pace In The Metropolitan Division

On offense, the Rangers are led by Artemi Panarin and his 19 points. In his 18 games played Panarin has amassed 15 assists. The primary scoring output has come from Chris Kreider and his 13 goals. The team leader in the plus-minus rating is Adam Fox. While on the ice, the Rangers are +5 in scoring differential.


The Rangers last played against the Buffalo Sabres winning the game 5-4. Artemi Panarin came up empty on his four shots on goal but had his hand in three goals in the form of assists. Adam Fox was responsible for the other two assists. The team’s 5 goals came from 5 different players. Alexandar Georgiev struggled behind the goal, but his team provided enough offensive cushion.


The Islanders Look To Break Their Losing Streak

Coming into this game, Brock Nelson is the teams leading offensive player with 11 total points. 9 of his points have come in the form of goals scored. However, while on the ice, his team is -4 in scoring differential. Matthew Barzai is second in the team in scoring picking up 4 goals and 4 assists. The team’s top goalie Ilya Sorokin has come up with a quality start in just 50% of his games.


In their last game vs the Maple Leafs, the Islanders were shut out. Robin Salo led the team with 3 shots on goal, coming up empty. Ilya Sorokin was busy defending the goal as the Maple Leafs generated 40 shots, and found the net 3 times.

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