Isles defeat Rangers 7-5

First Period:

  • Chris Kreider (Power Play) Assists: Neal Pionk, Mika Zibanejad
  • Fredrik Claesson Assists: Brett Howden
  • Anthony Beauvillier Assists: Thomas Hickey, Valtteri Filppula
  • Brock Nelson Assists: Nick Leddy, Jordan Eberle

Second Period:

  • Anthony Beauvillier Assists: Valtteri Filppula, Leo Komarov
  • Kevin Hayes (Short Handed)
  • Anthony Beauvillier (Power Play) Assists: Johnny Boychuk, Mathew Barzal
  • Anders Lee (Power Play) Assists: Nick Leddy, Josh Bailey

Third Period:


  • Leo Komarov Assists: Valtteri Filppula, Anthony Beauvillier
  • Chris Kreider (Power Play) Assists: Neal Pionk, Alexandar Georgiev
  • Filip Chytil Assists: Vladislav Namestnikov, Kevin Shattenkirk
  • Cal Clutterbuck (ENG) Assists: Brock Nelson

Adam’s Thoughts:

  • I don’t think this is the last high scoring affair the Rangers and Islanders will have this season. These are two teams with offensive power and defensive struggles. The Rangers are capable of playing well defensively if they have all five guys on the ice on the same page but their coverage in their own zone tonight, especially in front with the deflections, left a lot to be desired.
  • The Rangers went up early but anyone who has watched this team through their first 20 or so games should have expected that the Isles would tie it.
  • The same thing can be said though about the Rangers battling back to make it close but they couldn’t get the tie.
  • The Rangers, as they deal with a growing team, will have nights like this during the season. It’s entirely possible they should have had more already but Henrik Lundqvist has been so good that he has probably covered some of them up.
  • At 19 games the Rangers are about where I expected them to be. They are around .500, Henrik is playing really well, for the most part, and when they play as a team and manage the puck well they can compete with anyone. Their work ethic is usually consistent from game to game but their execution in both zones is far from consistent not only from game to game but sometimes from period to period. They have been a few different teams in these first 19-20 games and it will be interesting to see what team they are or can be in their next 19-20.