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New York Rangers vs New York Islanders: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

When: Thursday, January 16th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): New York Islanders TV/Radio: SUN, KFH 97.5. New York Rangers TV/Radio: MSG, ESPN 98.7 FM.

Team Notes

New York Rangers

The Rangers blasted the Islanders at MSG on Monday night by the score of 6-2, behind the strength of Artemi Panarin’s performance as the center scored two goals and three assists in the victory.

New York is just six points behind the 8th place Philadelphia Flyers after winning three of their last four games.

The Rangers stand at +5000 to take the Eastern Conference and +10000 to win the Stanley Cup.

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have begun to sink in the Eastern Conference standings as their 58 points are tied for 4th place with Tampa Bay.

The Islanders have lost four of their last six games and seven of their last eleven. They have a two-game losing streak as they head back home to start a three-game homestand.

New York Islanders sit at +1500 to win the East and +2500 to win the Stanley Cup.

Goalie Notes

New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (9-10-3, 3.18 GAA)

Although Lundqvist is listed as the primary starter, two other goalies, Igor Shesterkin and Alex Georgiev have gotten a fair share of the time between the pipes for the Rangers.

  • Lundqvist has lost three of his last four starts, allowing at least four goals in three of the four appearances.
  • From the beginning of December, Lundqvist is 2-5-1, with wins over Anaheim and Carolina as the lone bright spots for the 14-year veteran.
  • Georgiev played against the Islanders on Monday night, allowing two goals on 34 shots in the 6-2 win.

New York Islanders: Semyon Varlamov (15-6-4, 2.48 GAA)

Varlamov has gone cold, losing four of five starts in January, including allowing six goals to the Rangers on Monday night in the 6-2 defeat.

  • Varlamov’s save percentage has fallen to 91.5% in January after posting a 92.2% in December.
  • The Islanders’ backup goalie, Thomas Greiss could get the start for the ailing Varlamov but he has also struggled, losing four of his last six starts.
  • Varlamov did post his second shutout of the season last week in a 1-0 win over Colorado.

Stats to Watch

New York Rangers

New York’s power play is on fire, scoring six goals over their first 18 chances in January, good for 2nd best in the NHL.

  • The Rangers are allowing 3.17 goals per game in January, tied for 20th best with Boston.
  • New York is averaging 3.83 goals this month, good for 4th best in the NHL.
  • The Rangers have two players struggling with ailments as defenseman Marc Staal and left-winger Pavel Buchnevich are both considered day-to-day.

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are the league’s worst scoring team in January as the club has scored just 10 goals in six games, an average of 1.67 goals per game.

  • The Islanders have scored just one power-play goal over their last six games. Their eight power-play opportunities for the month of January are the lowest in the league.
  • New York has a minus-7 goal differential for the month as opponents have outscored the Islanders 17-10 this month.
  • The Islanders missed Casey Cizikas on Monday night as the center missed the Rangers game with a groin injury.

Last Five Games

New York Rangers

  • New York has won three of their last four games, all at MSG, scoring 17 goals in the three victories.
  • Even with three victories in their last four contests, the Rangers have allowed 13 goals over the span.
  • The Rangers have scored five goals or more four times in their last seven games.

New York Islanders

  • New York Islanders have lost five of their last six games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
  • In January, the Islanders have posted five points over their first six games of 2020.
  • New York has scored just ten goals over their last six games, with just one game over two goals over the span.

New York Rangers vs New York Islanders Odds

The latest odds for the Rangers vs Islanders are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook, and 888Sport NJ.

Money Line

Sportsbook Rangers Islanders
DraftKings +140 -165
888Sport NJ +138 -167


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