Rangers Watch: NYR 1, NYI 2
The Islanders had the Rangers number tonight, just as they have in their previous two meetings this season. Every time these two teams face off, the emotion runs high. But while the Islanders feed off that kind of wild energy, the Rangers are handcuffed by it.
And so it went. The Blueshirts couldn't get much going offensively, kept to the perimeter most of the night, that is when they successfully got the puck deep. The opportunity to carry it over the blue line was few and far between and so were the Rangers' scoring chances.
Henrik Lundqvist was the only bright spot of the evening. Without his heroics, the score would have been a lot worse.
Recaps: Y!/AP, TSN Broadband