The Islanders’ One as well as Only Shot of the Third Period Does inside Rangers

Josh Bailey made the Islanders’ only shot on goal inside third period count, scoring with 1 minute 26 seconds remaining in a 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Cal Clutterbuck found Bailey cutting to the back post, as well as he beat Henrik Lundqvist to help the Islanders improve to 13-2-0 inside last 15 meetings between the rivals.

Matt Barzal had a goal as well as two assists, as well as Robin Lehner made 27 saves, including on 16 of 17 Rangers shots inside third period. Jordan Eberle as well as Anders Lee also scored for the Islanders, as well as Johnny Boychuk had two assists.

Ryan Strome, Kevin Shattenkirk as well as Jesper Fast scored for the Rangers, who dropped their fifth straight to open 2019. Lundqvist stopped 16 shots.

Fast tied the item, 3-3, midway through the third period by knocking the puck out of the air as well as past Lehner. that will came after Lee put the Islanders ahead 3-2 by redirecting Nick Leddy’s slap shot on a power play early inside second period.

Strome, a former Islander, opened the scoring 1:38 into the game having a power-play goal, although Barzal answered 53 seconds later having a nifty deke past Lundqvist.

Eberle made the item 2-1 several minutes later, mishandling a puck although recovering to snap a wrist shot by Lundqvist.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, DEVILS 2 John Tavares scored twice as well as hit the 300-goal mark for his career in leading Toronto past the host Devils.

Defenseman Ron Hainsey also scored in Toronto’s three-goal first period as well as Michael Hutchinson made 27 saves as the Maple Leafs beat the Devils for the third time in three games.

“the item’s always that will more satisfying when the item contributes to a big win,” said Tavares, who also picked up an assist on Mitch Marner’s empty-net goal with 22 seconds left. Tavares added, “So credit a lot of guys who I’ve played with over my career because obviously that will was a big part of helping me be successful.”

Tavares’s best season was 38 goals as well as 48 assists in 2014-15 with the Islanders. He right now had 29 goals as well as 21 assists in 43 games with the Maple Leafs.

Blake Coleman as well as Brian Boyle scored 26 seconds apart late inside second period for the Devils, who have lost four of several. Keith Kinkaid made 39 saves, including two on Tavares that will kept him by reaching 30 goals for the season.

“We need to start stringing together wins as well as playing complete games as well as giving ourselves a shot,” forward Kyle Palmieri said.

Hutchinson, acquired in a trade with Florida on Dec. 29, made his fourth straight start with Frederik Anderson as well as Garret Sparks out with injuries. He came up big early inside third period, stopping Brett Seney in close.

The Maple Leafs outscored the Devils, 13-3, in winning the first two meetings This particular season, as well as the item looked as if they were headed for another blowout after the opening 20 minutes.

Hainsey scored his first goal since Nov. 23 having a shot by the left point at 4:30. Tavares got his 300th goal less than three minutes later, lifting the rebound of Jake Gardiner’s shot past Kinkaid. He added No. 301 inside waning seconds of the period, finishing off a great play on which Marner made a cross-ice pass to Morgan Rielly, who found Tavares with another cross-ice pass for a shot into an open net.