The Islanders–Rangers rivalry, also unofficially known as the "Battle of New York",[9][10][11] is a rivalry between the New York Islanders and New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Both teams play in New York City, with the Rangers in the borough of Manhattan, and the Islanders in the borough of Brooklyn. They are two of the three teams that play in the New York metropolitan area, the other being the New Jersey Devils who play in Newark, New Jersey. The rivalry is an intra-city rivalry similar to the Mets–Yankees rivalry in Major League Baseball and join the recent Knicks–Nets rivalry and yesteryear's Dodgers–Giants rivalry as professional sports rivalries between teams based in New York City's most populous borough, Brooklyn, and the location of most of New York's corporate headquarters and shopping districts, Manhattan.

Like the Knicks–Nets rivalry and the old Dodgers–Giants rivalry, the two teams will remain in the same division and thus play several matches each season. In contrast, Major League Baseball's New York Yankees and New York Mets are in different leagues while the National Football League's New York Jets and New York Giants are in different conferences, and as such those teams only meet during interleague or championship games.

Rangers-Islanders rivalry
'New York Rangersvs

New York Islanders

First Meeting October 21, 1972
First Result NYR: 2–1
Location Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Latest Meeting October 13 , 2016
Latest Result NYR: 5-3
Location Madison Square Garden
Next Meeting October 13, 2016
Location Madison Square Garden
Number of Meetings 286
Regular Season Series 124–107–19–8 (NYR)
Playoff History
Playoff Series NYI: 5–3
Playoff Games NYI: 20–19
Series Series events
1975 NHL Preliminary Round Islanders won 2-1
1979 NHL Semi Finals Rangers won 4-2
1981 NHL Semi Finals Islanders won 4-0
1982 Patrick Division Finals Islanders won 4-2
1983 Patrick Division Finals Islanders won 4-2
1984 Patrick Division Semi Finals Islanders won 3-2
1990 Patrick Division Semi Finals Rangers won 4-1
1994 ECQF Rangers won 4-0