A defeat that hurts the Islanders
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Fighting for a playoff spot with the Montreal canadiens, the Islanders have not been able to defeat their rivals in new york, Saturday afternoon at the Barclays Center, in a defeat of 2 to 1 against the Rangers.
The Quebec Anthony Beauvillier has tried to help the cause of the Islanders by scoring his 12th goal of the season in the second period. The Rangers, however, have replicated through Filip Chytil before the end of the commitment. And then Mats Zuccarello scored the winning goal with five minutes to go third-party.
Despite the setback, the guardian of the Islanders, Robin Lehner has done well in pushing back 24 of the 26 shots directed toward him. Alexandar Georgiev, however, has managed to lead the Rangers to victory with 24 stops.
After 43 games, the Islanders now have a sheet of 24-15-4.