Rangers play the Islanders after Kreider's hat trick

Updated Feb. 17, 2024 4:09 a.m. ET

New York Rangers (35-16-3, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Islanders (22-18-13, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)

Sunday, 3 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Rangers -139, Islanders +118; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers visit the New York Islanders after Chris Kreider's hat trick against the Montreal Canadiens in the Rangers' 7-4 win.


New York has gone 22-18-13 overall with a 7-4-4 record against the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders have allowed 173 goals while scoring 154 for a -19 scoring differential.

New York is 7-4-0 against the Metropolitan Division and 35-16-3 overall. The Rangers have gone 13-4-1 in games decided by a single goal.

The matchup Sunday is the first meeting this season between the two clubs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mathew Barzal has 15 goals and 41 assists for the Islanders. Kyle Palmieri has five goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

Artemi Panarin has 31 goals and 39 assists for the Rangers. Kreider has scored seven goals with five assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 3-4-3, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Islanders: Hudson Fasching: day to day (lower body), Robert Bortuzzo: out (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.