Rangers 4, Islanders 3, OT

Cory Wright | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

With just six seconds separating the Islanders from a loss and a chance to win in the shootout, the New York Rangers converted their third power play goal of the game and the Isles fell 4-3 in overtime at Madison Square Garden Sunday night. Marion Gaborik netted the winner, roofing a shot past Evgeni Nabokov with just two seconds left on Travis Hamonic’s tripping penalty.

“It’s frustrating,” Hamonic said. “Our penalty kill wasn’t where it’s been all year. It definitely wasn’t where it should be.”

The Rangers entered the game with the 29th ranked power play, but Brad Richards found the back of the net on two of the Rangers first three opportunities. In the first period, Richards walked into the middle of the ice and fired a shot high on Evgeni Nabokov, and scored his second from the point in the middle frame.

“Tonight we didn’t help ourselves,” Jack Capuano said. “We gave them three [power play] goals against out of the four. You are not going to win many games like that.”

Capuano added that despite a power play goal, the Islanders did not have enough looks, or take enough shots with the man advantage.

“We are trying to be too cute at times,” he said. “If we have to change some of the units, we’ll think doing it.”
The Islanders were outshot 36-19, but despite the lopsided shot total, the Islanders did not trail the Rangers in regulation. John Tavares opened the scoring at 11:15 of the first period, swatting a PA Parenteau rebound past Henrik Lundqvist.

The Islanders had no power plays in the first 20 minutes, but received a four-minute advantage after Derek Stepan drew blood on a high stick against Parenteau. On the ensuing power play, a Mark Streit shot hit the glass over the net and bounced to Matt Moulson who buried the whacky bounce, putting the Isles up 2-1.

With the score tied at two, Andrew MacDonald put the Isles back up in the last minute of the second period, taking a breakaway feed after serving a holding penalty. MacDonald streaked towards the net and rifled a wrist shot high over Lundqvist’s blocker.

The Rangers responded at 3:29 of the third period as Brian Boyle evened up the game for the third time, deflecting a Ryan McDonagh point shot by Nabokov.

“I don’t think we played a bad game,” Parenteau said. “It could have gone either way. We have to be a little more disciplined.”

With the overtime loss, the Islanders finish the season series with the Rangers at 2-3-1. The Islanders host the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum, their first non-divisional opponent in four contests. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.
Scoring Summary
1st Period
11:15NYI John Tavares (28) ASST: PA Parenteau (46), Travis Hamonic (15) 1 - 0 NYI
18:47NYR PPG - Brad Richards (20) ASST: Anton Stralman (14), Henrik Lundqvist (1) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
07:44NYI PPG - Matt Moulson (29) ASST: Mark Streit (31), Travis Hamonic (16) 2 - 1 NYI
16:03NYR PPG - Brad Richards (21) ASST: Marian Gaborik (28), Mats Zuccarello (1) 2 - 2 Tie
19:24NYI Andrew MacDonald (5) ASST: John Tavares (38), Milan Jurcina (7) 3 - 2 NYI
3rd Period
03:29NYR Brian Boyle (6) ASST: Ryan McDonagh (20), Brandon Prust (12) 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
04:54NYR PPG - Marian Gaborik (33) ASST: Brad Richards (29), Derek Stepan (30) 4 - 3 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Brad Richards
Brad Richards
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 24:53
John Tavares
John Tavares
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 23:31
Marian Gaborik
Marian Gaborik
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 23:53
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:14NYI Micheal Haley  Fighting (maj) against  Stu Bickel
02:14NYR Stu Bickel  Fighting (maj) against  Micheal Haley
14:49NYI Josh Bailey  Holding against  Mats Zuccarello
18:26NYI John Tavares  Hooking against  Ryan McDonagh
2nd Period
03:57NYR Derek Stepan  Hi stick - double minor against  PA Parenteau
11:08NYR Brian Boyle  Boarding against  John Tavares
15:01NYI Evgeni Nabokov  Hi-sticking against  Mike Rupp
17:17NYI Andrew MacDonald  Holding against  Carl Hagelin
20:00NYR Brandon Prust  Slashing against  Evgeni Nabokov
20:00NYI Evgeni Nabokov  Roughing against  Brandon Prust
3rd Period
11:21NYI Frans Nielsen  Hooking against  Carl Hagelin
13:17NYR Mats Zuccarello  Too many men/ice - bench
OT Period
02:56NYI Travis Hamonic  Tripping against  Brad Richards
04:54NYI Travis Hamonic  Misconduct (10 min)
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/43/6
Faceoff Wins2630
Blocked Shots1014
Penalty Minutes2915
2M. StreitD0101024:14
3T. HamonicD02021226:31
12J. BaileyR0000217:15
15P. ParenteauR0102018:29
16M. ReasonerC000009:40
18M. HaleyC000057:04
21K. OkposoR0002016:47
24S. StaiosD0002016:57
25N. NiederreiterR000008:39
26M. MoulsonL1011020:55
27M. JurcinaD0110017:43
29J. PandolfoL0000012:18
40M. GrabnerR0000017:16
41D. UllstromL0003010:38
42D. ReeseD0010015:54
47A. MacDonaldD1011226:09
51F. NielsenC0001218:15
91J. TavaresC1114223:31
20E. Nabokov3236.88964:54
5D. GirardiD00-11023:40
8B. PrustL0104215:05
10M. GaborikR11-13023:53
17B. DubinskyC0001016:22
18M. StaalD00-12020:32
19B. RichardsC2106024:53
21D. StepanC0100422:26
22B. BoyleC10-12216:00
26R. FedotenkoL0003013:59
27R. McDonaghD0100026:36
32A. StralmanD0105021:22
34J. MitchellC000308:02
36M. ZuccarelloR01-11010:40
41S. BickelD0000516:11
42A. AnisimovC0001016:04
44S. EmingerD0000011:09
62C. HagelinL0004018:49
71M. RuppL000004:06
30H. Lundqvist1619.84264:54