Rangers Analysis: Is change in the air?
The Islanders ran into a hot Henrik Lundqvist, who shut their powerplay down and eased the way for a Rangers 5-2 win.
The Battle of New York continues at Nassau Coliseum, with John Tortorella at wit's end with how to motivate his team to show up.
After a 2-1 Islanders win over the Rangers at the Garden, John Tortorella was his typical angry self, while Scott Gordon had the look of a guy who just bought himself a little slack.
|- 1, NY Rangers Power-Play Goal - Ryan Callahan (8), from Marian Gaborik and Vaclav Prospal at 13:06. 2, NY Rangers Goal - Chris Drury (3), from Sean Avery and Michal Rozsival at 17:56. Penalties - Marc Staal, NY Rangers (Hi-sticking), 2:07; Bobby Sanguinetti, NY Rangers (Holding), 5:51; John Tavares, NY Islanders (Hi-sticking), 6:44; Mark Streit, NY Islanders (Holding), 12:41; Vinny Prospal, NY Rangers (Too many men/ice - bench), 14:03; Andy Sutton, NY Islanders (Tripping), 18:55.|
|- 3, NY Rangers Power-Play Goal - Ryan Callahan (9), from Marian Gaborik and Michal Rozsival at :27. 4, NY Islanders Goal - Andrew Macdonald, from Mark Streit and Frans Nielsen at 9:31. Penalties - Donald Brashear, NY Rangers (Roughing), 3:03; Josh Bailey, NY Islanders (Too many men/ice - bench), 7:46; Christopher Higgins, NY Rangers (Tripping), 9:25; Marc Staal, NY Rangers (Slashing), 15:07; Blake Comeau, NY Islanders (Slashing), 15:07.|
|- 5, NY Rangers Power-Play Goal - Marian Gaborik (24), from Vaclav Prospal and Ryan Callahan at 3:37. 6, NY Rangers Goal - Artem Anisimov (6), from Ryan Callahan and Daniel Girardi at 6:50. 7, NY Islanders Goal - Frans Nielsen (5), from Andy Sutton and Blake Comeau at 15:14. Penalties - Freddy Meyer, NY Islanders (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 2:02; Brendan Witt, NY Islanders (Roughing), 3:12; Blake Comeau, NY Islanders (Roughing), 3:12; Frans Nielsen, NY Islanders (Roughing), 3:12; Michael Del Zotto, NY Rangers (Roughing), 3:12; Enver Lisin, NY Rangers (Hi stick - double minor), 9:41; Michal Rozsival, NY Rangers (Roughing), 3:12.|