Racking Up the Points
The Rangers have registered at least one point in 15 of their last 18 games against the New York Islanders. Since Dec. 17, 2009, the Rangers have gone 12-3-3 against their Atlantic Division rival.
Staying Out of Trouble
The Rangers tied a season-low by taking just one minor penalty against the New York Islanders Thursday night. Over the last four games, the Rangers' penalty kill has gone blemish free, going a perfect 12-for-12.
Fighting is Down
Last season, the Rangers had 12 fights through their first 13 games. This season, the Rangers have dropped the gloves just nine times. Before Arron Asham's fight last night against Eric Boulton, the Rangers hadn't fought since Jan. 26 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, a span of seven games.
Jeff Halpern has won 20 of his last 25 faceoffs, including 11 of 14 against the Islanders.