Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Long Night for Islanders Against Mighty Rangers


UNIONDALE, New York -- The four New York Rangers goal-scorers in their 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum have combined for 1,405 career goals. The two Islanders goal-scorers have 80.

That illustrates the difference between the teams. The Rangers (31-12-10) have experience and firepower. The Islanders (14-29-8) do not have much of anything. "They're in transition," Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch said after Tuesday's game, "and we expect to win these games."

The Rangers are 3-0 against the Islanders this season, allowing a total of four goals, and host them Thursday. Islanders general manager/coach Mike Milbury is expected to stay with rookie goalie Eric Fichaud, who made 31 saves in his initial National Hockey League loss after victories in his first two starts.

Fichaud's best stops came in the third period, when he kept the game close. "He's an aggressive guy," said former Islander Ray Ferraro. "He's very quick. He's not big but he covers a lot of the net. As he learns the shooters I think he's going to be very good."

Penguins 6, Bruins 5 . In Pittsburgh, Jaromir Jagr scored his 42nd goal and 100th point in a wild four-goal third period that carried the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-5 win over Boston, keeping the Bruins winless in Pittsburgh for more than six years.

Stars 5, Blues 2 . In St. Louis, Greg Adams and rookie Grant Marshall each scored twice to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Flames 3, Senators 1. In Calgary, Alberta, the Calgary Flames scored two power-play goals in the second period on deflections of shots by James Patrick.

Red Wings 4, Panthers 2 . In Detroit, Detroit won the battle of NHL division leaders as Steve Yzerman and Vyacheslav Kozlov each scored twice and the Red Wings took a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Blackhawks 5, Kings 2. In Inglewood, California, defenseman Igor Ulanov scored his first goal in 39 games with Chicago and had two assists as the Blackhawks stretched their unbeaten streak to eight games. ()