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

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Oct 14, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The New York Islanders players celebrate after a goal by Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (not pictured) against the New York Rangers during the third period at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

– Looking For Revenge

In addition to the Rangers being one of the hottest teams in hockey, they will also have some extra motivation in this game, as the Islanders handed them a beating in the beginning of the season.

On October 14 in MSG, the Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-3 in what was one of the worst losses of the season. It was a tough day for Henrik Lundqvist as he allowed six goals in the game, but it was a lot of mistakes by the Rangers’ defense that led to great opportunities for the Islanders.

The Rangers are obviously a much better and healthier team than they were for that game, and if the Islanders don’t bring their A-game it will likely result in a Rangers win.