Monday, September 18, 2017

Rangers defeat Islanders in OT

Neal Pionk scored 2:31 into overtime to get the New York Rangers past the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden.
Pionk, a defenseman, worked his way around Islanders forward Brock Nelson and beat goaltender Eamon McAdam from the left circle for the only goal of the game.
Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec played the first two periods and made 10 saves. Brandon Halverson made seven saves.
The Rangers outshot the Islanders 18-7 in the third period and 42-17 overall.
Jaroslav Halak started in goal for the Islanders and made 22 saves through two periods. McAdam stopped 19 of 20 shots.
It was the Rangers' preseason opener. The Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in overtime Sunday in their first game.

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