How to watch Rangers vs Islanders, plus matchup notes

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Nov 24, 2021; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) and New York Islanders center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) fight during the third period at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

How to watch Rangers vs Islanders as the Blueshirts conclude a brief two game home stand before hitting the road again. The team should also have newly acquired forward Frank Vatrano in the lineup.

NYR: 38-17-5 (81 POINTS)
NYI: 24-24-9 (57 POINTS)

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2022 – 7:00 PM ET, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
TV: MSG
RADIO: ESPN 98.7

Rangers last game: 4-3 OT win over Anaheim Ducks

How to watch, listen, stream: Rangers vs Isles

Fans can stream tonight’s game using the MSG Go app.

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SiriusXM subscribers can listen to the game on Channel 91.

New York Rangers vs New York Islanders

All-Time: 133-121-19-10 (74-50-11-6 at home; 59-71-8-4 on the road)

This is just the second meeting of the season between these old rivals. The Rangers won their first game at UBS Arena on November 24 by a score of 4-1.

Rangers stats vs Isles:

Artemi Panarin – 24 GP, 10G-17A-27 PTS – Panarin has eight games against the Islanders with two or more points, including three three-point games and one five-point game on January 13, 2020.

Mika Zibanejad – 36 GP, 7G-17A-24 PTS – Zibanejad has at least one point in 20 of 36 games in his career against the Islanders. On February 25, 2020, Zibanejad scored the overtime winner against the Islanders.

Chris Kreider – 36 GP, 12G-10A-22 PTS – Kreider has a point in 15 games against the Islanders and had a three- game point streak against them from Jan. 13-20, 2020. Kreider scored two goals in the first game of the season against them.

Igor Shesterkin – 6 GP, 1-4-1, with an .888 SV%, and a 3.18 GAA.

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

how to watch rangers vs islanders
Jan 16, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (right) celebrates with left wing Alexis Lafreniere (13) after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett /POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers key notes:

Home Cooking: The Rangers are 7-1-1 in their last 9 games at MSG. They have 13 of their final 22 regular season games at home.

Rangers 60: The Rangers are one of just three NHL teams to have three or more players (Adam Fox, Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad) with 60+ points.

Comeback Kids: The Blueshirts are tied for 1st in comeback wins at 20.

FULL MATCHUP STATS HERE

Rangers Milestones within reach

Mika Zibanejad is 1 overtime goal away from tying Cecil Dillon, Butch Keeling and Brian Leetch (7 each) for the most overtime goals by a player in Rangers history. He’s 5 points from 500 points in his career.

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 26.83% (NHL Rank 2)
  • NYR PK is working at 82.46% (NHL Rank 9)

*Some Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers. Other team stats available on Forever Blueshirts.

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