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Islanders vs. Rangers: Betting odds, lineups, Can Anthony Beauvillier shine?

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Anthony Beauvillier #18 and Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders celebrate the game tying goal by Anders Lee #27 against the St. Louis Blues at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on October 14, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Anthony Beauvillier #18 and Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders celebrate the game tying goal by Anders Lee #27 against the St. Louis Blues at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on October 14, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 20: Ryan Strome #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 17:51 of the first period at Madison Square Garden on December 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 20: Ryan Strome #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 17:51 of the first period at Madison Square Garden on December 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Players to Watch

LW. . New York Islanders. . Anthony Beauvillier

Again, Beau has a single point in his last eleven games. After his sizzling start to the year, he’s tapered off significantly. Lately, Beau has been lining up with his buddy Mathew Barzal on the second line but very little has come of that partnership to date.

We’ve seen Barzal and Beauvillier have success together in the past. But for some reason, it just isn’t happening of late, unfortunately for the low scoring Islanders.

Against the Bruins, the duo seemed to find each other on the ice more frequently. It seems like they trending in the right direction. If only they’d get there sooner.

Ryan Strome. C. . New York Rangers.

What a turn around Ryan Strome has been having. Since being traded to the Edmonton Oilers and then to the New York Rangers, Ryan Strome has discovered a form no-one saw coming.

In 44 games, Strome has 41 games for the Rangers. Truth be told he’s playing a significant amount of time with Artemi Panarin – 407:52 minutes of 5on5 ice-time together – and his 62 points through 44 games, a pace of 116 points.

I’m glad Strome has seemingly found his game, tonight we’ll get to see if Strome has found another gear, or is he riding the coat-tails of a far better player in Artemi Panarin?

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