Hear from the players and coaches.
The fierce rivalry between the Rangers and Islanders started back on their first meeting at Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 21, 1972. Players and fans from both teams have changed over the years, but the level of play and competitive fire between these teams has never faded.
Islanders head coach Doug Weight has full confidence in his team, but things could change as the NHL trade deadline approaches at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The Isles are on a four-day break as their season-long nine-game road trip resumes March 2 at Dallas.
On Feb. 15, 2017 in Tarrytown, New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal talked about how it never matters where either team is in the standings when the Rangers play the Islanders.
The Junior Islanders will play in the 58th annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19, the biggest international hockey tournament in the world. On Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, the team, comprised entirely of 12-year-olds, received a sendoff from the Islanders themselves before their game against the Maple Leafs at the Barclays Center.
The Islanders bounced back against their archrivals on Thursday Feb. 16, 2017, beating the Rangers, 4-2, at Barclays Center. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely, Greg Inserillo)
Brock Nelson, who scored the game-winner, Andrew Ladd and Josh Bailey talk about the Islanders 6-5 overtime win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Barclays Center on Monday, February 6, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware, Robert Cassidy)
On Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, the Islanders spoke about the struggles the team has had so far this season and what they need to do to turn it around as they approach the halfway point.