The New York Rangers squeaked out a win over the New York Islanders, 4 to 3, on January 2, 1997.

Final

NYI

Islanders

12-18-8

3

NYR

Rangers

21-16-5

4

Team

NYI

NYR

1

1

0

2

2

2

3

0

2

Total

3

4

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

NYI

NYR

Islanders

Bryan McCabe (PP) assisted by Travis Green and Kenny Jonsson

1

0

2nd period

NYI

NYR

Rangers

Luc Robitaille (EV) assisted by Eric Cairns and Wayne Gretzky

1

1

Rangers

Mark Messier (EV) assisted by Adam Graves and Alex Kovalev

1

2

Islanders

Bryan Smolinski (PP) assisted by Ziggy Palffy and Kenny Jonsson

2

2

Islanders

Ziggy Palffy (EV) assisted by Derek King and Doug Houda

3

2

3rd period

NYI

NYR

Rangers

Alexander Karpovtsev (EV) assisted by Mark Messier

3

3

Rangers

Mark Messier (EV) assisted by Brian Leetch and Adam Graves

3

4