The Blueshirts will be participating in the first game of a back-to-back set. New York currently sits third in the Atlantic Division standings and eighth in the Eastern Conference.
· The Rangers’ power play has tallied a goal in six of the last nine games (7-31, 22.6% over the span), while the penalty kill is 33-37 (89.2%) in the last 12 game.
· New York was able to tally one goal in four power play attempts (6:02) on Tuesday versus Philly. The Blueshirts currently rank 24th overall (11-75, 14.7%) and 27th on the road (2-26, 7.7%).
Nash Coming through in the Clutch:
Rick Nash is currently tied for the team lead with seven goals this season, will all of them being recorded in the third period of play. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first player in franchise history whose first seven goals to begin a season all came in the third period.
Blueshirts with the Hot Hand:
Henrik Lundqvist – The King has been able to hold opponents to two goals or less in 11 of his last 15 games (9-5-1, 1.98 GAA, .927 Sv% over the span).
Rick Nash – has tallied a point in each of his last seven games (five goals, six assists over the span).
Derek Stepan – has recorded a point in seven of the last 10 games (four goals and four assists).
Ryan Callahan - six points (four goals, two assists) in the last six games
Ryan McDonagh – eight points (two goals, six assists) in his last 11 games, including three assists in the last three games
Blueshirts Milestones to watch for:
Ryan Callahan- 4 assists from 100
Michael Del Zotto 3 points from 100
Steve Eminger 3 points from 100
Marc Staal 3 points from 100
The Islanders and Rangers game is set to air on the MSG Plus 2 network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.