Stat Trick: Rangers 4, Isles 3

March 30th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Marian Gaborikm became only the 17th player in Ranger history to record 40 goals as the Rangers rallied from a 2-0 deficit and defeated the Isles 4-3 on Tuesday at the Coliseum, effectively extinguishing the Isles' playoff hopes.  On to the trick:  1. The Isles started well.  After the Rangers were caught for too many men just 1:12 in, Mark Streit converted on the power play at 2:09.  It was his 9th power play goal of the season, tying Drew Doughty and Mike Green for the NHL lead among defensemen.  The Isles dominated play throughout most of the first period and upped their advantage to 2-0 on Blake Comeau's 13th goal of the season and first since March 2nd.  2. The Rangers grabbed control of the game in the second period, scoring three times and killing off a 59 second 5-on-3.  Vinny Prospal, Olli Jokinen, and Gaborik had the Ranger goals. It was Gaborik's fourth goal of the season against the Isles.  3. Marc Staal's first goal since January 19th gave the Rangers a 4-2 lead 5:05 into the third period.  Staal's goal became the game-winner when Comeau scored his second goal of the game with 6:33 to play.  It's the ...

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