In East Rutherford, the second and concluding game of the 2024 NHL Stadium Series is set for Sunday, featuring the iconic New York rivalry between the Rangers and Islanders at MetLife Stadium.

The Rangers come into the game on a six-game winning streak, holding a four-point advantage over the Carolina Hurricanes for the top spot in the Metro Division.

The Islanders find themselves in a more precarious situation, trailing by five points for an Eastern Conference wild-card spot. Since Patrick Roy took over as head coach last month, they've managed a record of 3-3-2. It's imperative for them to ramp up their performance swiftly to narrow this gap.

This marks their initial face-off in more than a year, tracing back to December 22, 2022. It kicks off a series of four encounters over the course of the next 55 days.in some text

"It's a enduring rivalry where two teams consistently give their all," remarked head coach Peter Laviolette. "I anticipate today's game to uphold that tradition."

The Rangers boast a perfect 4-0 record in outdoor games and have an opportunity to make history as the first team to win five. On the other hand, this marks only the second outdoor game for the Islanders franchise, the first being a 2-1 defeat against the Rangers at Yankee Stadium on January 29, 2014.

Stay tuned for live updates as we capture the ongoing saga of this rivalry. Keep checking back on this page for the latest developments throughout the game.

The power-play goal occurred due to Scott Mayfield's third penalty of the game, prompting Laviolette to once more pull his goalie, providing the Rangers with a six-on-four advantage.

During a pass, Islanders defenseman Alexander Romanov inadvertently struck Ryan Lindgren in the face with his stick, which is not considered a penalty. This left the Blueshirts shorthanded, with Lindgren on the ice. Seizing the opportunity, Romanov swiftly moved to the net and capitalized on a tipped pass from Noah Dobson, extending the Isles' lead to 5-3 with 18:07 remaining in the game.

Lindgren, sporting what seemed to be a cut on his face, went to the locker room and has not reentered the game thus far.