Islanders Stun The Rangers at The Garden On Election Night

Nick DeSilvioCorrespondent INovember 4, 2008

Two wins in a row for the Isles! It's now officially a winning streak!

The New York Islanders entered Manhattan coming off an overtime win against the Columbus blue jackets the previous night.

The rangers controlled the puck the majority of the game, and put a ton of pressure on MacDonald, taking the majority of shots.

Yet despite being out shot by their arch-rivals, the New York Islanders pulled out 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden.

Joey MacDonald, who was filling in for the injured Rick DiPietro, was excellent behind the net, carrying a shutout into the final two minutes of the game. A feat which the Islanders haven't accomplished at the Garden since 1975.

The rangers had their opportunities, but could not take advantage of any of their power plays.

In fact, the Islander's penalties worked to their advantage as both of their goals came short handed, giving them six short handed goals for the season which leads the league.

Nate Thompson got his first NHL goal, and Richard Park scored his second goal in two nights.

Could this be the beginning of something good for the Islanders? I am very impressed with MacDonald and believe they can turn things around.