The New York Rangers and New York Islanders face off at Madison Square Garden to start this week in the NHL on Monday, February 8 (2/8/2021).
Every time the New York Islanders and New York Rangers face off against each other, it is always a must-see game. Tonight there is a little extra spice when these teams drop the puck at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 p.m. eastern time.
Both the Islanders and Rangers have identical records (4-4-2) and have both amassed ten points through ten games. This total has the teams in a four-way tie for fifth place in the East Division with New Jersey and Buffalo, and one point behind Pittsburgh in fourth, who has eleven points in eleven games.
The New York Islanders look to hop into playoff position with a win tonight against the Rangers
Whoever picks up both points from tonight’s game will hop the Penguins and become the fourth seed in the East Division.
So far the Islanders and Rangers have met twice, with both teams winning a matchup each by a commanding margin. The Islanders beat the Rangers in the first game of the season 4-0 and two nights later the Rangers got their revenge by beating the Islanders 5-0.
Tale of the Tape
The Islanders come into today as the underdogs, courtesy of the Action network.
Tonight will be the Rangers’ fourth game of a six-game homestand. They have yet to lose a game in regulation during this stint of games (2-0-1) and are on a two-game winning streak.
On the other hand, the Islanders snapped their five-game losing streak with a thrilling 4-3 win over the Penguins on Saturday night at the Coliseum.
The game will air on MSG and MSG Plus, and is available to stream live on fuboTV and AT&T TV.
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The Rangers are 4-4-2 for the season, in the bottom half of the newly formed East Division, along with the Islanders and the Buffalo Sabres.
They are coming off back-to-back wins over the Penguins (2-1) and Capitals (4-2). The Rangers were slated to play Saturday afternoon at New Jersey, but it was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak for the Devils.
The Islanders and Rangers opened the season against each other in January. The Islanders won 4-0 to start the season, then dropped the next game 5-0 to the Rangers.
Here’s how to watch the game:
What: NHL regular season game
Who: New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers
When: Monday, February 8, 2021
Where: Madison Square Gardens
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: MSG, MSG+
Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T TV, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish.
Live stream*: fuboTV, AT&T TV
*Channel availability varies with market. Check local listings for live streaming services.
Here’s the rest of the Islanders schedule for the week of February 7-February 13:
- 2/10 Rangers vs. Bruins, 7:00 p.m. on NBCSN (fuboTV, AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV)
- 2/11 Islanders vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. on MSG+, SNPT (fuboTV, AT&T TV)
- 2/12 Rangers vs. Boston, 7:00 p.m. on MSG+, NESN (fuboTV, AT&T TV)
- 2/13 Islanders vs. Boston, 7:00 p.m. on MSG+, NESN (fuboTV, AT&T TV)
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