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Rangers vs Islanders

Coverage: 6:30 PM, MSG
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Rangers Islanders
0 0
Team Leaders
  • Rick Nash
    POINTS 43
  • Rick Nash
    goals 28
  • Derek Stepan
    ASSISTS 24
  • Rick Nash
    Plus/Minus 18
  • Henrik Lundqvist
    goals against avg 2.26
Team Leaders
  • John Tavares
    Points 45
  • John Tavares
    Goals 21
  • Kyle Okposo
    Assists 30
  • Ryan Strome
    Plus/Minus 16
  • Jaroslav Halak
    goals against avg 2.41
Where They Stand

BY DAVID KOLB, MSG.COM -- Tonight, the Rangers head out to Long Island to face the East-leading Islanders at Nassau Coliseum for a crucial Metropolitan Division game. The Blueshirts have posted a 27-13-4 (58 points) record this season, and enter tonight’s tilt on a three-game winning streak after defeating the Senators, 3-2, in overtime last Tuesday. The Islanders begin play tonight without their top winger, Kyle Okposo (upper body, 6-8 weeks), however they own a 31-14-1 (63 points) record following a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers last Monday. The Islanders lead the season series over the Rangers 2-0 after taking both games at The Garden, including defeating the Rangers 6-3 on October 14, and 3-0 on January 13.

  • Record

    27-13-4
    Rangers
    31-14-1
    Islanders
  • Streak

    W-3
    Rangers
    W-1
    Islanders
  • Home/Road

    13-7-1
    Rangers Road
    16-4-0
    Islanders Home
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Henrik Lundqvist enters Nassau Coliseum with a three-game winning streak intact, two of which came on the road. In his last outing, Lundqvist stopped 33 of 35 shots versus Ottawa in a 3-2 overtime win. “The King” is now an outstanding 6-1 with a 1.64 goals against average and .950 save percentage in January. Meanwhile, fresh off his trip to Columbus to participate in the All-Star Game, Isles’ netminder, Jaroslav Halak looks to continue his fine season at home tonight versus his cross-town rivals. Halak is 2-0 against the Blueshirts this season, while owning a 25-9-0 record overall along with a 2.41 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.

Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist #30 Goalie
  • Record: 23-9-3
  • GAA: 2.25
  • SV%: .921
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Jaroslav Halak
Jaroslav Halak #41 Goalie
  • SV%: .910
  • GAA: 2.41
  • Record: 25-9-0
Who's Hot
Derek Stepan
Derek Stepan #21 Center

Derek Stepan has tallied two goals and five assists in his past five contests, and is a plus-5 during that stretch. He’s produced 32 points in 31 games this season, and notched an assist while going plus-2 in the Rangers' win over Ottawa last Tuesday. 

John Tavares
John Tavares #91 Center

Isles’ captain, John Tavares scored four goals in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Columbus. He enters tonight’s tilt scoring two points in each of his last three games (two goals, four assists), and now has recorded 45 points in 46 games this season. 

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Common Threads
TOP-20 COMBINED SCORERS WITH RANGERS AND ISLANDERS
TOP-20 COMBINED SCORERS WITH RANGERS AND ISLANDERS

With the two teams' arenas separated by just 25 miles, the Rangers-Islanders rivalry is not only one of the fiercest in the NHL, but also in professional sports. Here's take a look at the list of the Top-20 scorers who accumulated the most combined points while playing for the Rangers and Islanders. READ MORE

LAST THREE GAMES

The Rangers defeated the Sentaors 3-2 last Tuesday. Re-live the Rangers last three games below:

Rangers vs Senators
1/20/2015 Home
Rangers
Senators
3 2
Penguins vs Rangers
1/18/2015 Away
Penguins
Rangers
2 5
Blue Jackets vs Rangers
1/16/2015 Away
Blue Jackets
Rangers
1 2
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