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The Islanders shut out the Rangers, 4-0, to begin their 2020-21 NHL seasons on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers' Artemi Panarin skates against the Islanders
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The Rangers' Artemi Panarin skates against the Islanders during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders and Rangers scramble in front of
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The Islanders and Rangers scramble in front of the Islanders' goal during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers' Mika Zibanejad carries the puck during
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The Rangers' Mika Zibanejad carries the puck during the second period against the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders' Adam Pelech, left, defends against the
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The Islanders' Adam Pelech, left, defends against the Rangers' Kevin Rooney during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Anders
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The Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Anders Lee against Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin, left, during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders' Mathew Barzal, left, checks the Rangers'
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The Islanders' Mathew Barzal, left, checks the Rangers' Julien Gauthier during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers' Artemi Panarin, right, carries the puck
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The Rangers' Artemi Panarin, right, carries the puck against the Islanders' Anthony Beauvillier during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders' Chris Kreider misses the net as
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The Islanders' Chris Kreider misses the net as Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov defends during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere skates in his first
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The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere skates in his first NHL game, against the Islanders, at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin defends the net against
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Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin defends the net against Islanders' Kieffer Bellows, left, during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere works against the Islanders'
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The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere works against the Islanders' Adam Pelech, right, at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere, left, is checked by
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The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere, left, is checked by the Islanders' Kieffer Bellows during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers' K'Andre Miller skates with the puck
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The Rangers' K'Andre Miller skates with the puck as the Islanders' Ross Johnston defends at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

K'Andre Miller led Rangers in takeaways entering Tuesday
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K'Andre Miller of the Rangers skates in his first NHL game against the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Mathew Barzal of the Islanders, left, celebrates his
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Mathew Barzal of the Islanders, left, celebrates his first-period goal against the Rangers and with Ryan Pulock at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Kevin Rooney of the Rangers skates against the
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Kevin Rooney of the Rangers skates against the Islanders during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee of the Islanders
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Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee of the Islanders skates against the Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Jack Johnson of the Rangers skates against the
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Jack Johnson of the Rangers skates against the Islanders during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere skates against the New
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The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere skates against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders' Anders Lee prepares to take the
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The Islanders' Anders Lee prepares to take the faceoff against the Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

In an empty Madison Square Garden, the Rangers
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In an empty Madison Square Garden, the Rangers play the Islanders in an NHL game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders' Mathew Barzal, left, celebrates his first-period
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The Islanders' Mathew Barzal, left, celebrates his first-period goal against the Rangers with Ryan Pulock at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders' Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee skate
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The Islanders' Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee skate against the Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers' K'Andre Miller, right, skates next to
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The Rangers' K'Andre Miller, right, skates next to the Islanders' Kieffer Bellows in his first NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Islanders' Mathew Barzal, left, scores a first-period
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The Islanders' Mathew Barzal, left, scores a first-period goal against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: Igor
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Igor Shesterkin of the Rangers defends the net against Jean-Gabriel Pageau of the Islanders during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: Alexis
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Alexis Lafreniere of the Rangers skates out for intros prior to his first NHL game against the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: People
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People walk past Madison Square Garden prior to the game between the Rangers and the Islanders on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

The Rangers prepare for their home opener against
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The Rangers prepare for their home opener against the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

New York Islanders' Anders Lee watches his first-period
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The Islanders' Anders Lee watches his first-period goal against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

New York Islanders' Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) watches the
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The Islanders' Jean-Gabriel Pageau watches the puck enter the net on a goal by Brock Nelson against Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

A fan watches players arrive at Madison Square
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A fan watches players arrive at Madison Square Garden before an NHL game between the Islanders and the Rangers on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

New York Islanders' Jean-Gabriel Pageau, right, celebrates a
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The Islanders' Jean-Gabriel Pageau, right, celebrates a first-period goal by Brock Nelson, back left, against Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

New York Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere shoots as players
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The Rangers' Alexis Lafreniere shoots as players warm up for the team's NHL game against the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: Mika
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Mika Zibanejad of the Rangers takes a first-period penalty for slashing Anthony Beauvillier of the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

New York Rangers' Chris Kreider, left, chats with
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The Rangers' Chris Kreider, left, chats with the Islanders' Ross Johnston before an NHL game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: Igor
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Igor Shesterkin and Tony DeAngelo of the Rangers defend the net against Anthony Beauvillier of the Islanders during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: Mathew
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Mathew Barzal of the Islanders carries the puck against the Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: Chris
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Chris Kreider of the Rangers battles with Anthony Beauvillier of the Islanders during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

K'Andre Miller is only 21, but the rookie
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K'Andre Miller of the Rangers skates in his first NHL game against the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

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