NEW YORK ISLANDERS (33-26-12) @ NEW YORK RANGERS (45-24-4)
1 Where They Stand
- Tonight the Islanders will skate at Madison Square Garden to face the New York Rangers for the fourth time this season.
- The Isles are 4-4-2 in the last 10 games.
- New York is 13-16-5 on the road in 2016-17.
- The Islanders currently sit three points out of the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference.
2 Who's Hot
- Isles’ captain, John Tavares scored a goal on two shots in Saturday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
- No. 91 has points in three straight games and has four goals and five assists in 10 games for the month of March.
- In 71 games, Tavares has 27 goals and 34 assists for 61 points, including a goal and two assists in three games against the Rangers this season.
3 Say What?
“I don’t know if I liked more than one or two shifts in the first two periods.”
— Islanders’ coach, Doug Weight said of the Isles play Saturday, despite recording a point in the standings with the OT loss.
4 Did You Know?
- Doug Weight played parts of three seasons with the Rangers spanning from 1990 to 1993.