The New York Rangers are trying to get back among the top three teams in the Eastern Conference and will try to add another win when they host the city rival New York Islanders in Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on March 17, 2022.
- New York Rangers vs New York Islanders
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 17/3/2022
- Starting time – 6 PM ET
- Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The New York Rangers are currently second in the Metropolitan Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 38-17-5 record.
The Rangers have won 5 of the last 7 games and are coming off a 4-3 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks.
The Rangers are 8-4-0 against the rest of their division. The Rangers lead the Eastern Conference with 5.1 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin averaging 1.0.
Chris Kreider leads the Rangers with 39 goals and has 54 points. Panarin has 16 points over the last 10 games for the Rangers.
The Rangers are 6-4-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
New York Rangers News
The New York Rangers have won 20 of the last 26 home games but have lost 9 of the last 12 games played on Thursday.
New York Islanders Stats & Form
The New York Islanders are sixth in the Metropolitan Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 24-24-9 record but are almost 20 points behind the place that leads in the playoffs.
The Islanders are coming off a shootout loss to the Washington Capitals after winning the previous three games.
The Islanders are 6-5-2 against the rest of their division. The Islanders are last in the Eastern Conference shooting 29.5 shots per game.
Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 38 points, scoring 12 goals and collecting 26 assists. Anders Lee has nine goals over the last 10 games for the Islanders.
The Islanders are 5-4-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.
New York Islanders News
The Islanders have won only 5 of the last 27 games as underdogs and only 2 of the last 14 games on the road as an underdog.
New York Rangers vs New York Islanders Head-to-Head Stats
The Islanders have won 4 of the last 5 games against the Rangers but in the first game this season, the Rangers won 4-1.
Four of the last five games between these two teams have finished under 5.5 goals.
New York Rangers vs New York Islanders Betting Odds
The New York Rangers are favourites in this game with 115 odds to win while the visiting Ducks are at 183. The draw is set at 324.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -101 to go over and -123 for under.
Of course the rivalry between these two teams is huge and they go hard against each other no matter what the standings say. Still, the Rangers are the better team and play especially well at home. They have a chance to finish the season strong and get the home court advantage in the first playoff round.
The Rangers have one of the best duos in the league in Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider and the Islanders will not find a way to slow them down which will lead to a Rangers win.