Rangers 3, Islanders 2 … post-game notes


Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:

Rangers 3, Islanders 2.

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Team Notes:

–      The Rangers tallied two goals in the third period to defeat the New York Islanders, 3-2, tonight at Nassau Coliseum, in the second game of a back-to-back set.

–      The Blueshirts are now 4-7-0 overall (8 pts), including a 4-6-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers have won two of their last three games.

–      The Rangers extended their point streak against the Islanders to 10 games (8-0-2), and have now registered at least one point in 18 of their last 21 games (15-3-3) against their division rival.

–      Tonight’s contest was the fourth consecutive meeting, and sixth of the last seven, between the Rangers and Islanders that was decided by one goal.

–      The Rangers tallied two goals in four power play opportunities (5:15), and are now 3-12 (25.0%) with the man advantage in the last three games.

–      The Rangers’ penalty kill was 3-3 (5:18) in the contest, and is now 32-37 (86.5%) in the last eight games.

–      The Blueshirts out-hit the Islanders, 21-15, with 14 skaters registering at least one hit in the contest. The Rangers were also credited with 17 blocked shots, including four players who recorded two or more blocked shots in the contest.

–      The Rangers won 34-57 faceoffs (60%) in the game.

Player Notes:

–      Benoit Pouliot notched the game-winning goal with 6:14 remaining in regulation, and registered two shots in 15:55 of ice time. He has now recorded three points (two goals, one assist) in the last three games.

–      Ryan McDonagh tallied his first career power play goal, and registered three shots and two blocked shots in a team-high, 23:30 of ice time. His goal tied the score at two goals apiece at 4:59 of the third period. McDonagh has now registered two points (one goal, one assist) in the last three games, and leads all team defensemen in scoring with four points (two goals, two assists) on the season.

–      Chris Kreider registered his first career power play goal and three shots in 16:49 of ice time. He has now recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in four games with the Rangers, following his recall from Hartford on Oct. 20.

–      Cam Talbot made 22 saves to improve to 2-1-0 overall, including a 2-1-0 mark on the road this season. He has now won each of his last two games, posting a 1.92 goals against average and stopping 54 of 58 shots faced (.931 save percentage) over the span. Talbot has held opponents to two goals in each of his three NHL appearances.

–      Derek Stepan tallied two power play assists and won a game-high, 10-16 faceoffs (63%) in 18:45 of ice time. Six of his seven assists this season have been registered with the man advantage.

–      Carl Hagelin notched the primary assist on the game-winning goal and logged 17:15 of ice time in his season debut. Hagelin missed the Rangers’ opening 10 games of the season while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.

–      Mats Zuccarello recorded a power play assist and logged 18:32 of ice time. He has now registered two points (one goal, one assist) in the last three games, following his healthy scratch on Oct. 24 at Philadelphia.

–      Brad Richards registered a power play assist and won 7-12 faceoffs (58%) in 19:57 of ice time. He leads the team in scoring with nine points (five goals, four assists), and now ranks second on the Rangers with three power play points on the season.

–      Michael Del Zotto tallied an assist on the game-winning goal and logged 17:04 of ice time. He has now registered 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 19 career games against the Islanders.

–      Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, and Taylor Pyatt tied for the team-high with three blocked shots apiece. Girardi is now one game shy of his 500th career NHL contest, while Staal is one game shy of his 400th career appearance. Pyatt also registered three hits in the game.

Team Schedule:

–      Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Off

–      Next Game – Thursday, Oct. 31 vs. Buffalo (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)

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  1. There are boys and then there’s The Kreider.

    He’ll single-handedly save this season, mark my words.

  2. CARP better give him his due in tomorrow’s wrap-up. And better refer to him as “The Kreider “.

  3. Pomp: there was a time when you talk about other things. It ruled. This rules too. But sometimes I miss the real you.

  4. Maybe we should thank TORT for knowing that The Kreider needed more time in CT. The Kreider looks vastly different than I’ve e’er seen him, and much improved.

  5. Ever notice that when football and hockey teams go into a prevent defense, they give up some of the biggest plays of the game and either lose or are lucky to hang on?

  6. And, yes, Coos. I was yelling that when we went all prevent at 2-2. Never turn the jets off. Never.

    Goonies never day die!

  7. ‘The preacher asked her
    And she said, I do.
    The preacher asked me,
    And she said yes he does too.
    And the preacher said
    I pronounce you 99 to life
    Son, she’s no lady she’s your wife.’

  8. They essentially played the same way they did last night, just the puck went in. Still an average team, but good to see Kreider stepping up and being the go to guy. He’s playing his kind of hockey.

  9. Looked like the PP was different, Krieder certainly stepped up more, and no terrible calls, hagelin was big. It was a different look tonight.

  10. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Just got done watching the dvr’d game, great game!!!

    Loved the Norris Stralman hat trick, the way Stralman put kreiders jersey on and scored, then put on mcdonuts jersey and scored, then got the game winner wearing pouliots jersey!!! Man, Norris is in the bag!!

    But who was wearing his jersey for the -1???

    Oh well, Norris winner Stralman with the Hattie!!

  11. Stranger Nation on

    Hags makes his linemates better, pure and simple

    Pulloit pulls up and makes a play (see line above)

  12. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Btw, hell of a game saving defencive play by Pouliot on Tavares wrap around attempt with about 4 minutes left in the game.

  13. Strange. Last night I was 100% sure that the rangers would come in dead last and win the 1st pick in the draft. Sather would pick Jessiman’s younger brother who would play three games for the Lightning in the 2022 season and spend the rest of his career in the AHL and ECHL.

    After tonight, I’m pretty sure the rangers are now a dynasty team. Good night, all.

  14. Not a bad game. However, did anybody else notice a few weird defensive lapses where the Icelanders had 2 or three wide open player but just didn’t seem to notice? If the rangers had been playing Anaheim, San Jose or the Pens, the other team would have, at least, had a shot. But still, good game. Kreider is slowing becoming a really power forward knocking folks down without an apology and now’s scoring too. Dang, son.

  15. well….

    the gamble on selecting Kreider so high in the draft may be paying off. keeping his game simple is one of the answers.

    he is a big strong, fast kid. That switch has flipped. I I don’t think, there is any looking back for him now. If he dominates the way it looks like he is capable of… holy moley.

    These were the visions that were dancing in my head before last year…. those dreams almost died. It just probably took that extra time, a different coach, everything. Tortorella was right, he wasn’t ready last year. Torts wasn’t holding him back.

    Anyway…How good can he get? That part is pretty exciting, because he could get a lot better.


  16. Matty"We'veBeenSatherized"Boy on

    The dreaming never stops. THE Kreider is anointed. He is going to be THAT good. Wow.

    Nice game by 2nd string goalie. I eat crow. A good move to let him play. Again, cool and collected. Gives team confidence.

    Hags had an impact. Seems he likes the extra space behind the net.

    Richards noticeable on ice. PP was good tonight.

  17. Matty"We'veBeenSatherized"Boy on

    Wish this game was at MSGzzzzz last night. This was a fun game to watch. And last night was a low effort sleeper.

  18. Matty"We'veBeenSatherized"Boy on

    Man, I like Anson Carter. Makes Duguay look like a fool. Oh, he doesn’t have to do that. Duguay does that himself. :)

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