The Skinny - Game 59
Isles 3, Rangers 0
Jaroslav Halak became only the 2nd goalie in Islander history to stop at least 50 shots in a shutout and Mathew Barzal assisted on all three goals, including Jordan Eberle's 20th, as the Islanders blanked the Rangers 3-0 before a sellout crowd of 15,795 at Barclays Center.
It's the Isles' first shutout since Halak blanked Carolina on April 6th in Raleigh and their first shutout on home ice since Thomas Greiss blanked Dallas 3-0 last January 19th in Doug Weight's coaching debut.
Eberle reached the 20-goal mark for the 6th time in his career; 16 of his 20 goals have been assisted by Barzal. Barzal recorded his 7th three-point game of the season and (per Elias Sports Bureau) became only the second rookie in Islander history with four three-assist games.
The Isles were outshot 50-35; it's only the sixth time in franchise history that they have allowed at least 50 shots at home and the first time that they have allowed at least 50 shots in consecutive games.