Islanders look to keep win streak going, host the Rangers

Updated Apr. 8, 2024 4:11 a.m. ET

New York Rangers (53-21-4, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Islanders (35-27-15, third in the Metropolitan Division)

Elmont, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders head into a matchup with the New York Rangers as winners of four straight games.

New York has a 35-27-15 record overall and a 10-7-5 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Islanders have conceded 247 goals while scoring 227 for a -20 scoring differential.


New York has a 53-21-4 record overall and a 17-6-0 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Rangers have gone 28-7-1 when they commit fewer penalties than their opponent.

The teams meet Tuesday for the third time this season. The Rangers won the last matchup 5-2. Mika Zibanejad scored two goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mathew Barzal has 23 goals and 56 assists for the Islanders. Kyle Palmieri has scored five goals and added two assists over the past 10 games.

Alexis Lafreniere has scored 27 goals with 29 assists for the Rangers. Artemi Panarin has eight goals and 12 assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 6-4-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 2.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

Rangers: 8-2-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.2 assists, four penalties and 13 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Islanders: Scott Mayfield: out for season (lower-body).

Rangers: Blake Wheeler: out for season (lower-body), Filip Chytil: out for season (upper-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.