- 7:03 NYI Scott Mayfield; Assists: Cal Clutterback, Anders Lee
- 17:24 NYI Jason Chimera; Assists: Brock Nelson
- 0:56 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists Rick Nash
- 2:18 NYI Andrew Ladd; Assists: Shane Prince
- 8:54 NYR Marc Staal; Assists: J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider
- 11:13 NYI John Tavares (PP); Assists: Josh Bailey, Nick Leddy
Andrew Ladd scored in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 36 shots to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Tuesday night.
John Tavares, Jason Chimera and Scott Mayfield also scored at the Barclays Center to help the last-place Islanders improve to 4-0-1 in their last five games.
Jimmy Vesey and Marc Staal scored for the Metropolitan Division-leading Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist finished with 28 saves. The Rangers have alternated wins and losses in regulation in their last eight games.
Halak beat Lundqvist for the ninth time in their last 10 matchups. Halak had won eight straight - including the last five after joining the Islanders before the 2014-15 season - before Lundqvist ended the streak in the Rangers' 5-3 win in the season opener Oct. 13 at Madison Square Garden. Lundqvist is now 1-6-1 in his last eight against the Islanders. >> Read more...
Scott Mayfield continued to impress. Back in Brooklyn on emergency loan, thanks to Johnny Boychuk being under the weather, Mayfield fired a shot through a screen that beat Henrik Lundqvist that gave the Isles an early 1-0 lead. It's not the easiest thing to be shuttled back and forth between the farm and the big club, and thus far, Mayfield has handled it seamlessly. His handling of the situation, along with his steady performance when called upon, really speaks to his maturity as both a person and a player.
Next game: Thursday, Dec. 8 against the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m.