Islanders take on Rangers, look to stop 3-game skid
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders head into a matchup with the New York Rangers as losers of three straight games.
The Rangers are 16-11-2 in Eastern Conference games. The Rangers serve 12.9 penalty minutes per game, the most in the league. Brendan Smith leads the team serving 58 total minutes.
The Islanders are 21-9-3 against conference opponents. The Islanders have surrendered 26 power-play goals, stopping 80.3% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Jan. 16, the Rangers won 3-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 3-5-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Rangers: 5-5-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.9 penalties and 15.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.
Islanders: None listed.