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Rangers vs Islanders: Open Game Thread

Will the Rangers losing streak end today?

New York Islanders v New York Rangers Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

After a gut-wrenching loss to the New York Islanders at the Garden on Thursday night, the New York Rangers are back against the Isles today. On Thursday, the Rangers dominated the shot share in the final two periods of the game, and allowed just one shot in the third period. However, the Islanders scored the game-winning goal on that one shot.

The Rangers come into today’s game riding a five-game losing streak with a record of 2-6-2 in their last 10 games. This is the Rangers last meeting with the Islanders this season. The Isles leading scorers at 5-on-5 this season are Brock Nelson (24 points in 42 games) and Mathew Barzal (23 points in 42 games). At all strengths, Barzal leads the pack with 41 points this season.

Ryan Strome, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Jesper Fast were the Rangers goal scorers against the Islanders on Thursday night. Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 20 shots.

After this afternoon’s game the Rangers will fly out to Ohio to play the Columbus Blue Jackets at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night.