The Islanders only have two goals in their last three games, and are going to need a better offensive effort tonight against the Rangers. Since the acquisition of Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri, it’s been quiet for New York.
As for the Rangers, they’re trending in the right direction. They trail Boston by just four points for the fourth-place spot in the division and are 7-1-2 in their last 10.
Here are three players you can watch for tonight in daily fantasy from the Isles:
DraftKings: $7,900 | Fanduel: $8,400
After a dominant performance against the Flyers for Ilya Sorokin, Barry Trotz will likely go back to Semyon Varlamov who has also been excellent. Varly has a .922 save percentage and a 2.24 goals against average on the season.
Against the Rangers, he’s been even better this year. He’s sporting a 2-1-0 record with a .966 save percentage and a 1.02 goals against average.
DraftKings: $3,800 | Fanduel: $5,300
It’s been a slow start for Kyle Palmieri as a New York Islander, he has just one goal and it came on the power play. He’s been more in a third-line role but expect him to see more prominent time with Mat Barzal very soon.
In two games against the Rangers this year as a member of the Islanders he has a goal and two assists during his time as a Devil against the Blueshirts this season.
DraftKings: $6,700 | Fanduel: $6,800
Mat Barzal has been held off the score sheet over the past two games. Look for that to change against the Rangers, who he tends to play well against. This year, in five games he has five points (1 goal, 4 assists).
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Barzal has gotten himself into trouble recently with penalties, but with 10.3 fantasy points per game he’s probably a safe bet to break out.