Stat Trick:New York Islanders 2-New York Rangers 1

December 16th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
The Islanders got a solid all-around effort, as they defeated the Rangers 2-1 at the Garden on Wednesday night.  On to the trick: 1. Jon Sim got the only goal of the first 56 minutes when he converted a pass from Jack Hillen midway through the first period to give the Isles the lead.  It was Sim's first goal in twelve games. 2. Blake Comeau notched an insurance goal with 3:10 to play when he scored on a rebound off a Matt Moulson slap shot. It was Comeau's first goal since Nov. 7, and ended a seven-game goalless streak. 3. Comeau's insurance would be cashed in, during the final minute of play. Enver Lisin scored with the extra attacker on with 55 seconds to play to bring the Rangers within one—but they couldn't get the equalizer. It was Lisin's first goal since Oct. 25. It will go into the books as an even-strength goal—amazingly the first the Rangers have scored in their last 231:55. The Rangers still have not been shutout this season, but were held to one goal for the eighth time.  ...a few more... 4. It was a strong night for the Islander defense. The Isles blocked 28 shots in the game. Jack Hillen and Andy Sutton led the way, each blocking five shots.  5. Marian Gabor ...

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