New York vs New York Recap - Islanders Win 5-3
|New York vs New York Recap - Islanders Win 5-3|
Michael Grabner scored twice to lead the Islanders over New York 5-3 on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Bettors who backed the Islanders were rewarded as +145 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.
Michael Grabner (2), Thomas Vanek, Cal Clutterbuck, and Brian Strait each scored for the Islanders in the victory. Clutterbuck opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 14:42 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 21-save effort for the Islanders.
Benoit Pouliot, Derek Dorsett, and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Evgeni Nabokov.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 15 of 19 shots for the Rangers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 1-for-4, while the Rangers were 2-for-7 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 24-20.
New York heads into a battle against the Ducks. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Minnesota.