Stat Trick: New York Islanders 3, New York Rangers 2 (overtime)

December 27th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Kyle Okposo scored the winning goal with 47 seconds to play in overtime to give the Islanders a 3-2 win at Madison Square Garden.  It's the Islanders' second straight win at MSG and their third in four games against the rival Rangers this season.  On to the trick: 1.  The Isles grabbed a 2-0 lead as Frans Nielsen scored 7:45 into the first period and Blake Comeau scored shorthanded at 14:21 of the second period.  It was the first shorthanded goal of Comeau's career and his third in the last six games.  2.  for the third time in the last two seasons, the Isles carried a shutout into the third period at the Garden but couldn't closed the door for their first shutout at MSG since 1975.  The Rangers got the game even with a pair of third period goals by Brandon Dubinsly. 

Both goals were scored following the conclusion of Ranger power plays.  The second goal, with 47 seconds left in regulation, came with Henrik Lundqvist on the bench for a sixth attacker.  It was the second two-goal game of the season for Dubinsky and ensured the Rangers of their first point when trailing after two periods this season (0-13-1).  3.  Okposo, who had assisted on both regulation goal ...

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