Rangers take on struggling Islanders

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NY Rangers (8-2-1) at NY Islanders (2-5-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT

UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers look to

continue their fast start when they visit the slumping New York

Islanders on Monday.

The Rangers, who won their first five games to begin the season,

are coming off a come-from-behind 3-2 shootout victory over the

Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

New York outshot Pittsburgh, 18-2, in the third period and

Nikolai Zherdev tied the contest with nine seconds remaining to

send the game into overtime. After the extra period, Fredrik

Sjostrom netted the lone goal in the bonus format to give the

Rangers the win.

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been exceptional in net for the

Rangers, posting a 6-2-1 record with a 1.99 goals-against

average. The Swede has allowed two goals or fewer in seven of

his nine games.

The other New York team hasn't been able to get anything going

and ranks last in the Eastern Conference with four points.

The Islanders dropped their third straight game, 4-3, against

Carolina on Saturday. New York has struggled on the power play,

ranking 28th in the league at 13 percent (5-of-40).

The Islanders won five of the eight meetings between the teams

last season.


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