The New York Islanders went to MSG to take on the Rangers on St. Patrick's Day. In the first period, it was a goalie clinic. The Rangers outshot the Islanders 12-7 but the highlight was Ilya Sorokin coming up with quite possibly the save of the year.
No, this isn't hyperbole. Sorokin absolutely robbed Artemi Panarin.
Insanity. What a save by Ilys to keep the game scoreless. In the second, the Islanders entered on a power play carrying over from the end of the first frame. Anders Lee scored for the sixth (6!) game in a row
Anders Lee now has 23 goals on the season and nine in his last six games. The Rangers would get a power play opportunity of their own though and the Chris Kreider netted his 40th on the season and 21st on the man advantage.
More stellar goalie play, from both sides, kept this game tied up at one after two period of play.
In the third, it was a slow start for both teams. Neither side could get much going offensively. The Isles went to the power play and Igor Shesterkin was up for the test keeping it tied at one still.
Finally, with just 2:44 left in the game it was Kyle Palmieri who found the back of the net to stay hot. 10 goals in his last 15 games.
Can you believe this is the same guy who had one goal in the first 29 games? No, me either but that's the world we were living in with Kyle Palmieri.
The Rangers pulled Igor Shesterkin, but it wouldn't matter as the Islanders would hang on and win 2-1. Ilya Sorokin was stellar in net for the Isles stopping 28 of 29 for a .966 save percentage. The Isles are back in action on Saturday afternoon.