NY Islanders 4, NY Rangers 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 5-7-1-0 1-5-0-0 4-2-1-0 W1
NY Rangers 7-5-0-1 5-2-0-1 2-3-0-0 L1

Recap


Islanders 4, Rangers 3 (SO): Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored in the shootout as the Islanders snapped a five-game losing streak with their first win in their last nine visits to Madison Square Garden.

Tavares, Colin McDonald and Brad Boyes scored in the first 7:25 of the second period to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 36 shots, including 12 in the third period, and denied Marian Gaborik and Rick Nash in the shootout.

Gaborik had a goal and an assist on his 31st birthday, Carl Hagelin scored his third goal in four games and added an assist and defenseman Dan Girardi opened the scoring for the Rangers. Martin Biron made 28 saves in his second start of the season, falling to 21-4-2 with a tie in his career against the Islanders.

The Islanders struggled early and didn’t register a shot on goal for the first 13 minutes, 58 seconds. By then, Girardi and Gaborik had scored to put the Rangers up 2-0. 

After the Islanders took the lead, Hagelin stuffed in the rebound of Gaborik's shot on the power play for a goal that proved controversial. Officials did not make a definitive call on the ice and needed video review to determine the puck crossed the goal line, much to the dismay of Islanders coach Jack Capuano.

GAME NOTEBOOK: With emotions running high between the Atlantic Division rivals and the Rangers leading 1-0, Islanders LW Eric Boulton and Rangers RW Arron Asham dropped the gloves 5:25 into the game. … Gaborik has 36 points in 29 career games against the Islanders. … Nielsen improved to 24-for-39 in career shootout attempts.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   NY Rangers
Brad Boyes 1 Points Marian Gaborik 2
Brad Boyes 1 Goals Marian Gaborik 1
Casey Cizikas 1 Assists Marian Gaborik 1
N/A Power Play Goals Carl Hagelin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov .923 Save Percentage Martin Biron .903
Evgeni Nabokov 36 Saves Martin Biron 28

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 31 4 0-1 3-4 13 32
NY Rangers 39 3 1-4 1-1 7 44

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play their next game at home against Washington . The Rangers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play their next game at home against New Jersey . The Islanders have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .375 after a loss.