Islanders Down New York 4-3 - Match Report
New York earned a 4-3 victory over New York on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at Madison Square Garden.
The Islanders were a +140 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
The win was clinched by John Tavares, who beat Martin Biron in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. Brad Boyes, Colin McDonald, and John Tavares each scored for the Islanders in the victory. McDonald opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 0:29 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Casey Cizikas.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 36 of 39 New York shots in the victory.
Marian Gaborik, Dan Girardi, and Carl Hagelin scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Evgeni Nabokov.
Martin Biron stopped 28 of 31 shots for the Rangers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 0-for-1, while the Rangers were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 39-31.
New York heads into a battle against the Devils. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Washington.