Islanders play the Rangers, seek 5th straight victory

New York Rangers (18-16-5, sixth in the East Division) vs. New York Islanders (26-10-4, first in the East Division)

Uniondale, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders aim to keep their four-game win streak intact when the Islanders take on the New York Rangers.

The Islanders are 26-10-4 against division opponents. The Islanders have given up 19 power-play goals, killing 81% of opponent chances.

The Rangers are 18-16-5 against the rest of their division. The Rangers have scored 126 goals and rank seventh in the league averaging 3.2 goals per game. Chris Kreider leads the team with 17.

The Islanders took down Rangers 2-0 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 8.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mathew Barzal has 34 total points for the Islanders, 13 goals and 21 assists. Anthony Beauvillier has six goals over the last 10 games for the Islanders.

Adam Fox leads the Rangers with 32 total assists and has 37 points. Mika Zibanejad has seven goals over the last 10 games for the Rangers.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 7-3-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

Rangers: 6-3-1, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.2 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.

INJURIES: Islanders: Michael Dal Colle: day to day (lower body).

Rangers: Jack Johnson: out (sports hernia).


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