How to watch Rangers vs Islanders, plus steaming and listening info

Mar 17, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his 40th goal of the season during the second period against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
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How to watch Rangers vs Islanders as the two teams face off at the Garden in a heated rivalry matchup.

NYR: 44-19-5 (93 POINTS)
NYI 29-27-9 (67 POINTS)


Rangers last game: 5-4 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings

How to watch Rangers vs Islanders (plus listening and streaming info)

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

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  • Verizon Fios 800 VERIZON (937-4966)
  • DirecTV – 844-778-7024
  • DirecTV Stream
  • FUBO TV – 844-441-3826

Out of Market Viewers can purchase ESPN+ on its own or as a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu. You can only watch them on a streaming device such as a SmartTV. The service is also available through AppleTV, ROKU, FireTV, and more.


You can get an ESPN+ subscription for $6.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $69.99 per year. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu for $13.99 per month.

SiriusXM subscribers can listen to the game on Channel 91.

New York Rangers vs New York Islanders

All-Time: 133-122-19-10 (74-51-11-6 at home; 59-71-8-4 on the road)

The Rangers return after a successful two-game road-trip where they won both contests and are looking for a big home win. The teams have split the season series so far a one game each with two more to be played.

Rangers career stats vs Islanders:

Artemi Panarin – 25 GP, 10G-17A-27 PTS – Panarin has eight multi-point games against the Islanders, including three three-point games and one five-point game on January 13, 2020.

Mika Zibanejad – 37 GP, 7G-17A-24 PTS – Zibanejad has at least one point in 20 of 37 games in his career against the Islanders. On February 25, 2020, Zibanejad scored the overtime winner against the Islanders.

Chris Kreider – 37 GP, 13G-10A-23 PTS – Kreider has three goals in two games against the Islanders this season.

Igor Shesterkin – 7 GP, 1-5-1 with a 3.02 GAA and a .894 SV%.

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

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Rangers key notes:

Home Again: The Blueshirts have a .758 point percentage at home (22-6-3), tied for the 5th in the NHL.

Saving Grace: The Rangers lead the entire NHL in Save Percentage. Shesterkin and Georgiev have combined for a .918 SV%.

Comeback Kids: The Blueshirts are tied for 1st in comeback wins at 24.


Rangers Milestones within reach

Chris Kreider is 1 power play goal away from setting a single season team record (tied with Jagr at 24)

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.

Ryan Strome is 2 points from 350 in his career.

Justin Braun is 5 points from 200 in his career.

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 27.07% (NHL Rank 2)
  • NYR PK is working at 80.41% (NHL Rank 13)

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

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