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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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