New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Game Preview 11/8/2022

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New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Game Preview 11/8/2022

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New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Game Preview 11/8/2022

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The Rundown:

The Battle of New York takes place at Madison Square Garden tonight. Both New York teams have been on the up lately. The Islanders who have outplayed their expectations so far have moved their way up the standings. While the Rangers who came off of a slow start have been trending upward again. A ferocious rivalry that always brings intensity and excitement, bring out the popcorn for a Tuesday slug fest.

The Matchup

The matchup has been super competitive between these two rivals. Last season in the four games they faced off against one another, both teams took two wins. 20 goals were scored through those four games, with the Islanders scoring 11 to the Rangers nine. This season, the Islanders smoked the Rangers 3-0 in their last matchup. 

Players To Watch

For the Islanders, Mathew Barzal is the player to watch. With 14 assists through 13 games played, Barzal has been electric. He hasn’t been able to score yet, but the ability to create so much offense for his team has been incredible. Once he starts hitting the back of the night, he’s going to be unstoppable. 

For the Rangers, Artemi Panarin is the player to watch. Panarin has been the MVP for the Rangers with just how dominant he has been with the puck on his stick. Like Barzal he has been notching a ton of points, with 17 to lead the Rangers this season. The way he elevates his teammates while also having great individual success makes him a huge scoring threat.

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