NYR
51-24-7
NYI
34-37-11

Rangers rally for tie, then settle for a point on Island

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 59; Road Game No. 31 Rangers' Record: 38-15-6
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

P.A. Parenteau scored two goals in regulation and Matt Moulson netted the winner in a shootout as the Islanders outlasted the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.

Parenteau scored in the first and second periods after Moulson opened the scoring as the Islanders grabbed a 3-1 lead. But the Rangers overcame some sloppiness in front of goalie Martin Biron and got even on goals by Marc Staal, Marian Gaborik and Derek Stepan.

It wasn't enough as Evgeni Nabokov returned after a bout with the flu and made 33 traditional saves and three more in the shootout.

Gaborik had the lone shootout goal for the Rangers, who still hold a seven-point lead over the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

The Rangers trailed 2-0 in the first period and 3-1 in the second. Gaborik started the Rangers' rally when he took a length-of-the-ice bank pass from Artem Anisimov off the side boards after an Islanders turnover and flipped a shot that eluded Nabokov's glove for his 28th goal, cutting the deficit to 3-2.

Gaborik was involved in Stepan's tying power-play goal, too, 4:51 later. Gaborik slid a pass in the Islanders' end to Stepan for a shot that deflected in on Nabokov. The loose puck in the crease was kicked in by Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic, who just got back into the lineup after missing nine games because of injuries to his face when he was struck with a puck.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
Dan Girardi registered three shots on goal and logged a game-high, 30:04 of ice time. It is the ninth game this season, and 13th time in his career, Girardi has logged more than 30 minutes of ice time.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Gaborik 2. Girardi 3. Staal


THE BIGGER PICTURE
All you need to know about this Rangers team is that you have to go back more than two months to find back-to-back losses -- and in this set they still managed to get a standings point. This is why a bounce-back win vs. Buffalo now seems inevitable.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (30:04)
Shots -- Gaborik, Rupp (4)
Hits -- Dubinsky, Callahan (5)
Blocks -- McDonagh (3)
Takeaways -- Six players tied (1)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (22)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT ISLANDERS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Ruslan Fedotenko
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Marc Staal Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Starting Lineup: Biron, McDonagh, Girardi, Hagelin, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky John Mitchell Artem Anisimov
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Brad Richards
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Brandon Dubinsky Derek Stepan
Ryan Callahan Artem Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
Scoring Summary
1st Period
06:07NYI Matt Moulson (26) ASST: John Tavares (35), Andrew MacDonald (9) 1 - 0 NYI
08:42NYI Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (13) ASST: John Tavares (36), Travis Hamonic (12) 2 - 0 NYI
12:47NYR PPG - Marc Staal (2) ASST: Anton Stralman (10), John Mitchell (8) 2 - 1 NYI
2nd Period
08:11NYI PPG - Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (14) ASST: Matt Moulson (26), Andrew MacDonald (10) 3 - 1 NYI
11:49NYR Marian Gaborik (28) ASST: Artem Anisimov (19), Stu Bickel (6) 3 - 2 NYI
16:40NYR PPG - Derek Stepan (13) ASST: Marian Gaborik (24), Ryan Callahan (21) 3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1NYIFrans Nielsen - Goal
2NYRMarian Gaborik - Goal
3NYIJohn Tavares - Missed
4NYRRyan Callahan - Missed
5NYIPierre-Alexandre Parenteau - Save
6NYRBrad Richards - Save
7NYIMatt Moulson - Goal
8NYRJohn Mitchell - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDNew York IslandersNew York Rangers
1Frans NielsenMarian Gaborik
2John TavaresRyan Callahan
3Pierre-Alexandre ParenteauBrad Richards
4Matt MoulsonJohn Mitchell
Three Stars of the Game
PA Parenteau
1st
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
LW
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:15
Marian Gaborik
2nd
Marian Gaborik
RW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:11
John Tavares
3rd
John Tavares
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 24:10
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:24NYI Matt Martin  Fighting (maj) against  Stu Bickel
02:24NYR Stu Bickel  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Martin
11:10NYI Marty Reasoner  Tripping against  Brian Boyle
2nd Period
01:48NYR Brad Richards  Tripping against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
06:29NYR Michael Del Zotto  Throwing stick
16:15NYI Casey Cizikas  Hooking against  Brad Richards
19:49NYR Anton Stralman  Tripping against  John Tavares
20:00NYI Matt Martin  Cross checking against  Marc Staal
3rd Period
14:26NYR Ryan Callahan  Boarding against  Travis Hamonic
17:13NYI Kyle Okposo  Elbowing against  Carl Hagelin
OT Period
03:47NYI Milan Jurcina  Boarding against  Michael Del Zotto
04:23NYR Derek Stepan  Hooking against  Travis Hamonic
shots by period
PeriodNYRNYI
1st115
2nd1315
3rd126
OT01
Total3627
Team Stats
CategoryNYRNYI
Power Plays2/51/4
Hits3724
Faceoff Wins3243
Giveaways1116
Takeaways612
Blocked Shots1217
Penalty Minutes1515
  • NY RANGERS
  • NY ISLANDERS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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5D. GirardiD0003030:04
8B. PrustL0002017:38
10M. GaborikR1104018:11
17B. DubinskyC0001017:51
18M. StaalD1002021:39
19B. RichardsC00-12218:20
21D. StepanC1001221:01
22B. BoyleC0003017:29
24R. CallahanR01-12220:02
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27R. McDonaghD00-13029:14
32A. StralmanD0103214:45
34J. MitchellC0102010:54
41S. BickelD011059:43
42A. AnisimovC0100015:56
62C. HagelinL00-12012:30
71M. RuppL000406:17
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
43M. Biron2427.88965:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2M. StreitD00-14025:52
3T. HamonicD0122022:38
4M. EatonD0001017:15
11B. RolstonR0002012:45
15P. ParenteauR2014022:15
16M. ReasonerC000029:54
17M. MartinL0000710:30
21K. OkposoR0002218:19
24S. StaiosD00-11015:13
25N. NiederreiterR000009:17
26M. MoulsonL1111022:22
27M. JurcinaD0002219:15
29J. PandolfoL000009:46
40M. GrabnerR0002017:02
47A. MacDonaldD0221024:23
51F. NielsenC0001020:16
53C. CizikasC0000211:33
91J. TavaresC0214024:10
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
20E. Nabokov3336.91765:00