New York Islanders (5-10-2, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. New York Rangers (13-4-3, second in the Metropolitan)
New York; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -180, Islanders +150; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers head into a matchup against the New York Islanders after winning five consecutive home games.
The Rangers have gone 4-1-0 against division opponents. The Rangers rank 10th in the Eastern Conference averaging 4.8 assists per game, led by Adam Fox with 0.8.
The Islanders are 1-8-1 in conference matchups. The Islanders are last in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.6 assists per game. Kyle Palmieri leads the team with six total assists.
In their last matchup on Nov. 24, the Rangers won 4-1. Chris Kreider recorded a team-high 2 points for the Rangers.
TOP PERFORMERS: Fox leads the Rangers with a plus-eight in 20 games this season. Artemi Panarin has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for the Rangers.
Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with nine goals and has 11 points. Anders Lee has three goals over the last 10 games for the Islanders.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Islanders: 2-8-0, averaging 1.5 goals, 2.4 assists, 4.4 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.
Islanders: Brock Nelson: out (lower body), Josh Bailey: day to day (health protocols).
The Associated Press