Mats Zuccarello scored late within the third interval and the Rangers beat the Islanders, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon for his or her first win at Barclays Center.
Zuccarello redirected the winner along with his skate from in entrance of the online for his fifth aim of the season. Filip Chytil additionally scored and Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves to assist the Rangers win in Brooklyn for the primary time because the Islanders started enjoying house video games there in 2015.
The Islanders had been 13-2-Zero within the groups’ earlier 15 conferences over all.
The sport accomplished a home-and-home between the Islanders and the Rangers, which started on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. It additionally marked the ultimate assembly between the rivals this season, with every group successful two video games.
Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders, and Robin Lehner made 24 saves in his second consecutive begin.
Beauvillier broke a scoreless tie at eight minutes 40 seconds of the second interval. The ahead took a go from Josh Bailey close to the aspect of the online, shortly spun round and slid the puck previous Georgiev on the facility play.
The aim got here moments after the Islanders’ Nick Leddy hit the put up with a backhand.
Chytil evened it at 14:09 after an Islanders turnover within the impartial zone. Lehner made the preliminary cease on a shot by Boo Nieves, however Chytil was there to place again the rebound.
DEVILS Three, FLYERS 2 The rookie Mackenzie Blackwood returned to the lineup after lacking three video games with an harm and made 32 saves in main the Devils over visiting Philadelphia. Damon Severson, Nico Hischier and Miles Wood scored because the Devils received for the second time in six video games and handed the Flyers their ninth loss previously 10 video games (1-7-2).
James Van Riemsdyk and Sean Couturier scored for Philadelphia. Carter Hart gave the Flyers an opportunity, making 23 saves.
The sport between the struggling Eastern Conference groups was a matchup of two younger goaltenders who’ve performed properly since being referred to as up from the minor leagues due to accidents. The 22-year-old Blackwood is Four-2 in 9 video games. He has allowed two or fewer objectives in eight of his 9 appearances.
The 20-year-old Hart is Three-5-1 in 9 video games for the Flyers.
Blackwood, who missed the three video games with a lower-body harm and was activated from injured reserve earlier than the matinee, was a bit higher, particularly within the third interval, when the Flyers performed with desperation after falling behind, Three-1.
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