The New York rivalry is one of the biggest in the NHL and whenever these two teams meet, it is a spectacle. There is no reason that not to be the case when the Islanders host the Rangers in the UBS Arena in Elmont, NY on April 21, 2022.
- New York Islanders vs New York Rangers
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 21/4/2022
- Starting time – 7.30 PM ET
- Venue: UBS Arena, Elmont, NY
New York Islanders Stats & Form
The New York Islanders are 9th in the Eastern Conference with a 35-31-10 record and are out of the playoff race since they have a 16 points deficit to the Washington Capitals who stand 8th in the conference.
The Islanders have lost 3 of the last 5 games and are coming off a 2-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers.
The Islanders are 13-7-2 against the rest of their division. The Islanders are last in the Eastern Conference shooting 29.0 shots per game.
Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with 34 goals, adding 22 assists and totalling 56 points. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has 8 points over the last 10 games for the Islanders.
The Islanders are 5-4-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.6 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
New York Islanders News
Semyon Varlamov, Scott Mayfield and Cal Clutterbuck will not play for the Islanders.
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The New York Rangers are fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 50-21-6 record.
They have won the last three games keeping a clean sheet, most recently 3-0 against the Winnipeg Jets.
The Rangers are 14-8-1 against Metropolitan opponents. The Rangers are ninth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.3 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.2 assists.
Mika Zibanejad leads the Rangers with a plus-31 in 77 games this season. Artemi Panarin has 10 assists over the last 10 games for the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.6 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while allowing 1.5 goals per game with a .939 save percentage.
New York Rangers News
Kaapo Kakko and Tyler Motte will not play for the Rangers.
New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head Stats
The New York Islanders have won 7 of the last 10 games against the Rangers.
Nine of the last 10 games between these two teams have ended under 5.5 goals.
New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Betting Odds
The Rangers are the favourites to win this one with 118 odds while the Islanders are at 178. The draw is set at 324.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 goals with 100 to go over and -123 for under.
The New York Islanders had a really tough season playing the first month on the road as their new arena was still in construction. That took a huge toll on the team that is probably good enough to make it to the playoffs but failed one spot short of reaching the post season.
The Rangers, on the other hand, are fourth in the East and are in a situation to get to a home court advantage in the opening playoff round. The Islanders won the last game against the Rangers keeping a clean sheet but that’s what the Rangers have done in the last three games this week.
Nine of the last 10 games between the New York rivals have not gone over 5.5 goals. Therefore, this will be another low-scoring game and placing a bet on under 5.5 goals on -123 odds seems like a good deal.