Monday, September 24, 2007

Islanders take it in OT

The Islanders scored the last four as they cameback to defeat the Rangers 5-4 in overtime. Ruslan Fedotenko netted his second power play goal of the night, converting down low on a 4-on-3 to give the Fishsticks their first preseason victory.

Brendan Shanahan lost his cool as he was baited in by Freddy Meyer, who also got a minor penalty with Shanny getting the extra two.

Chris Drury had the Rangers' best chances late in regulation and in OT before Fedotenko won it. He was very active and played well. Also looking good were Marc Staal and Nigel Dawes as they bid to make the club.

As for who didn't impress, defenseman Andrew Hutchinson struggled and was undressed by Vasicek in the third for the Isles' tying goal.

The Isles had to be pleased with the play of their top unit of Fedotenko-Comrie-Guerin as they scored four of the five goals and had good chemistry. Also playing well was Vasicek who netted the tying goal and got a couple of more chances.

The New York rivals will meet once more this preseason on Friday night. The game will be aired by MSG if you want to check it out.

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