Following Win Over Boston, Prepping For the Islanders

While much of the sports world was watching college football Monday night, the Rangers played their best game in weeks, coming from behind to beat the Bruins, 2-1 at The Garden. Jesper Fast‘s goal with 1:42 to play was the game-winner, and Henrik Lundqvist was super-sharp, making 32 saves for his 19th win of the season.

A clutch win over an Eastern Conference foe, and the continuation of a more positive stretch for the Blueshirts. They are 4-2-1 in the their last seven games.

The Rangers trailed 1-0 at the start of the 3rd period, but Derick Brassard, off a pass from Mats Zuccarello, tied the game just 35 seconds in, Brassard’s 15th of the season. ┬áThen, more than 17 minutes later, Fast deftly deflected a Keith Yandle shot that was going wide of the net past Tuukka Rask.

It was the first time this season that the Rangers won a game that they were trailing at the end of two periods.

The Rangers [now 23-14-5, 51 pts] play Thursday night against the Islanders at the Barclay Center. In their only other meeting this season, the Islanders beat the Blueshirts in a shootout, 2-1, December 2nd,