Rangers get 1st win at Bar­clays Cen­ter vs Isles

The News-Times (Sunday) - - Scoreboard -

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers knew all about their long-run­ning strug­gles in Brook­lyn. Any win over the Is­lan­ders these days was go­ing to be wel­come.

Mats Zuc­carello’s wellplaced skate sent the Rangers hap­pily back to Man­hat­tan.

Zuc­carello scored late in the third pe­riod, redi­rect­ing a shot from the point with his foot to lift the Rangers over the Is­lan­ders 2-1 on Satur­day for their first ever win at Bar­clays Cen­ter.

Filip Chytil also scored and Alexan­dar Ge­orgiev made 24 saves to help the Rangers win in Brook­lyn for the first time since their in­tra-city ri­vals be­gan play­ing home games there in 2015.

The Is­lan­ders had been 13-2-0 in the teams’ pre­vi­ous 15 meet­ings over­all.

An­thony Beauvil­lier scored for the Is­lan­ders and Robin Lehner made 24 saves in his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive start.

Satur­day was the Is­lan­ders sec­ond loss in their last three games, but they re­main in a wild-card spot a point ahead of the Mon­treal, which plays Satur­day night against Colorado.

BRU­INS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2: David Pas­tr­nak scored a tiebreak­ing goal late in the sec­ond pe­riod for Bos­ton.

Sean Ku­raly had a goal and two as­sists, and David Krecji also scored for Bos­ton.

Tuukka Rask made 30 saves as the Bru­ins won the sea­son se­ries be­tween the teams 3-1 and moved two points back of the Leafs for sec­ond place in the At­lantic Di­vi­sion.

Mitch Marner and An­dreas Johns­son scored for Toronto. Michael Hutchin­son stopped 26 shots.

DEVILS 3, FLY­ERS 2: Rookie Macken­zie Black­wood re­turned to the lineup af­ter miss­ing three games with an in­jury and made 32 saves in lead­ing New Jer­sey.

Da­mon Sev­er­son, Nico His­chier and Miles Wood scored as the Devils won for the sec­ond time in six games and handed the Fly­ers their ninth loss in the past 10 games (1-7-2)

James Van Riems­dyk and Sean Cou­turier scored for Philadel­phia. Carter Hart gave the Fly­ers a chance, mak­ing 23 saves.

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