Rangers Can't Preserve Tempo With Isles, Undergo Embarrassing 7-2 Loss

The bye week did nothing to treatment the Rangers’ defensive points.

They have been sliced up by the speedy Islanders Saturday afternoon in an embarrassing 7-2 loss on the Backyard, falling to Three-Four-2 of their final 9 video games. They have not received in regulation since Dec. 19.

Issues fell aside for the Rangers early within the second interval, after they allowed three targets within the span of 6:14, the primary of which got here 37 seconds on Mathew Barzal’s backhander.

Barzal scored once more at Four:11, beating Brady Skjei up the ice in transition and jamming in his personal rebound to place the Islanders up by three.

As soon as Anthony Beauvillier scored his second of the sport at 6:51, Ondrej Pavelec was yanked for Henrik Lundqvist having given up 5 targets on 20 photographs, although the Rangers did him no favors defensively.

Beauvillier opened the scoring at 6:06 of the primary. Kevin Hayes’ power-play aim on a wide-open one-timer in entrance tied the sport at 14:25, however the Isles regained the lead two minutes afterward Shane Prince’s aim after a failed Skjei pinch.

Mika Zibanejad’s tip on a Mats Zuccarello move at 9:05 of the third introduced the Rangers inside three simply as an influence play expired.

Thomas Hickey added a aim with lower than 4 minutes remaining.