A lot of pressure and one successful powerplay got the Islanders their first two goals. Two Islanders mistakes got the Rangers their two goals. The Islanders put it away in the third with a powerplay goal and an empty-netter, both by John Tavares. Oh...and Tavares had a hat trick.
This is our immediate post-game reaction thread: Add your considered impressions of pluses and minuses for the game, the competition, the crowd, the announcing, the stromboli you just ate -- whatever. Tomfoolery can continue in the game thread. Fuller recap will be up later.