5 Things to Watch: New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers

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Oct 14, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman John Moore (17), Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein (8), New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21), and Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) battle for the puck during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers

On Tuesday night the New York Islanders will be facing off with their long-time rival the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. For the first time in a long time, the Islanders and Rangers are both playing great hockey, and both teams should be making the playoffs this season.

The Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 28-13-1 record with 57 points, The Rangers are storming up the standings now, as they are the hottest team in hockey, and now have a 24-11-4 record with 52 points.

Tuesday night will be a fun one for New York hockey fans, and here are five things to watch for Tuesday night’s showdown in MSG between the Islanders and Rangers.