The Rangers are back from their bye break and take on the Islanders at The Garden today.
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The Blueshirts will be looking for their first win against the Isles this season after managing to earn a point back on Oct. 19 at The Garden.
The home side rallied from two goals down to force overtime but lost in the shootout.
Henrik Lundqvist was named to his fourth All-Star Game Wednesday and continues to defy Father Time with his performances.
He’s posted a 5-2-2 record with a 2.05 goals against average and a .943 save percentage in his last nine appearances.
Kevin Shattenkirk has one assist in his last nine games but playing the Isles might cure that.
In 10 career games against them, Shattenkirk has recorded 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) and has posted a point in seven out of his last eight games against them.
Marc Staal has recorded more points against the Islanders than any other NHL opponent in his career.
The veteran defenseman has five goals and 15 assists in 47 career games against the Rangers’ bitter rivals.