Two thoughts from the second period:
1. Rangers need to figure out a way to gain the zone. I wrote these words with 5 minutes left in the 2nd period: “the Islanders D-men have started to aggressively stand up the Rangers forwards at the blue line, which has resulted in several offsides and a lot of difficulty moving the puck into the zone.” Apparently Sam Rosen was thinking the same thing because he said something to that effect with about 10 seconds left. Thanks for stealing my thunder, Sam! At any rate, the Rangers need to do something different in the 3rd. First intermission coaching adjustment advantage goes to Ted Nolan.
2. Chris Drury is one helluva penalty killer.