Expert Cappers Picks
National Hockey League
NY Islanders 7, NY Rangers 2
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 13, 2018
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Referees: Dean Morton, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: 18006
Anthony Beauvillier and Mathew Barzal each lit the lamp twice to power the New York Islanders in a 7-2 rout of the rival New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Beauvillier ran his season tally up to seven goals, while Barzal now leads all NHL rookies with 15. Barzal also had three assists in the contest.

Shane Prince, Thomas Hickey and Cal Clutterbuck also scored a goal apiece for the Islanders, who won their second straight game following a season-high five-game losing streak. Jordan Eberle led the team with four assists in the blowout.

Kevin Hayes and Mika Zibanejad scored the only goals for the Rangers, who entered the game with a one-point lead for the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Rangers have lost two in a row and three of their last four.

The Islanders are unbeaten in this season's "Battle of New York" after edging the Rangers 4-3 in their first meeting Oct. 19, with Isles leading scorer John Tavares netting the decisive goal in the shootout.

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak kept the Rangers at bay with a 37-save performance.

Two goalies saw action for the Rangers, with Henrik Lundqvist relieving backup Ondrej Pavelec after Pavelec allowed five goals on 19 shots. Lundqvist finished with 16 saves on 18 shots.

Both teams were coming off their five-day bye weeks, but it was the Rangers who showed the most rust.

Beauvillier opened the scoring for the Isles just 6:06 into the opening period, but Hayes tied the game with his 10th goal of the campaign at 14:25 on a power-play strike.

It was practically all Islanders after that, as they rattled off four straight goals.

Prince scored his first goal of the season at 16:25 of the first, putting the Isles ahead for good. Barzal scored back-to-back goals in the second (at 0:37 and 4:11), and Beauvillier added his second at 6:51 of the middle period.

Zibanejad's 14th goal of the campaign made it a 5-2 game at 9:05 of the third, but goals from Hickey, his second of the season, and Clutterbuck, his eighth, buried any hopes of a Rangers' comeback.

The Rangers travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday, while the Islanders visit Montreal on Monday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
NY Islanders   NY Rangers
Mathew Barzal 5 Points Kevin Hayes 1
Mathew Barzal 2 Goals Kevin Hayes 1
Jordan Eberle 4 Assists Ryan McDonagh 1
N/A Power Play Goals Kevin Hayes 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak .949 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .889
Jaroslav Halak 37 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 16
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 37 7 0-2 2-3 6 30
NY Rangers 39 2 1-3 2-2 4 34
Upcoming Games
  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play their next game on the road against Montreal. The Islanders have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .545 after a loss.