The New York Rangers struck first as they battle the Islanders for New York City bragging rights. What do the Blueshirts need to do to seal the win?
Staal broke hard to the net and caught a piece of Kevin Hayes‘ centering shot.
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The Rangers have had a strong fore check for most of the game but Islander shot blocking has proved effective.
The Rangers forward need to continue playing strong defense, as their second efforts on the back check have extinguished Islander scoring chances.
Henrik Lundqvist has looked like The King for the first time in weeks, stopping John Tavares on multiple attempts.