NY Islanders 4, NY Rangers 2

Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 0-1-1-1 0-0-0-0 0-1-1-1 L3
NY Islanders 3-1-0-0 3-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 W3


Red-hot John Tavares scored three goals and added an assist as the New York Islanders skated to a 4-2 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday.

Tavares' second goal – and fourth of five in the last two games – at 3:30 of the final period was the game-winner as the Islanders won their third straight. Tavares has eight points in the past two contests.

Evgeni Nabokov, making his first NHL regular-season start since April 10, 2010, turned aside 29 shots for the victory and kept the Rangers winless in three games.

Matt Moulson added a goal and assist and P.A. Parenteau had three assists for the Islanders.

After Marian Gaborik tied it at 1-1 at 6:23 of the second, Tavares struck for his first power-play tally, backhanding a rebound of Mark Streit's shot past Henrik Lundqvist at 11:47.

Brandon Prust sent the Rangers into the second intermission tied when his wraparound attempt deflected off the skate of Frans Nielsen and past Nabokov with 1:34 left in the period.

Tavares connected on his second power-play tally when he redirected a pass from the point by Streit. He completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   NY Islanders
Marian Gaborik 1 Points John Tavares 4
Marian Gaborik 1 Goals John Tavares 3
Ruslan Fedotenko 1 Assists P.A. Parenteau 3
N/A Power Play Goals John Tavares 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .909 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .935
Henrik Lundqvist 30 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 31 2 0-4 6-8 16 28
NY Islanders 34 4 2-8 4-4 8 22

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Islanders have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Rangers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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