The Islanders put home win streak on the line against New York
Uniondale, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Islanders host the Rangers looking to prolong its five-game home winning streak.
The Islanders are 11-7-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New York has converted on 17.5% of power-play opportunities, scoring 25 power-play goals.
The Rangers are 12-5-0 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers rank sixth in the NHL averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 31.
The Islanders took down the Rangers 4-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Jan. 21.
Panarin leads the Rangers with a plus-33 in 60 games played this season. Mika Zibanejad has eight goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 8-2-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.1 goals per game with a .941 save percentage.
Islanders: 5-5-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
INJURIES: Islanders: Derick Brassard: day to day (upper body).
Rangers: None listed.