The New York Rangers squeaked out a win over the New York Islanders, 5 to 4, on December 9, 1979.

Final

NYI

Islanders

9-13-4

4

NYR

Rangers

12-13-4

5

Team

NYI

NYR

1

2

2

2

1

2

3

1

1

Total

4

5

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

NYI

NYR

Rangers

Barry Beck (PP) assisted by Don Murdoch and Phil Esposito

0

1

Islanders

Bob Nystrom (EV) assisted by Glenn Resch

1

1

Rangers

Dean Talafous (EV) assisted by Dave Maloney

1

2

Islanders

John Tonelli (EV) assisted by Bryan Trottier and Dave Langevin

2

2

2nd period

NYI

NYR

Rangers

Phil Esposito (EV) assisted by Don Murdoch

2

3

Islanders

Anders Kallur (EV) assisted by Bryan Trottier and Dave Langevin

3

3

Rangers

Don Maloney (EV) assisted by Phil Esposito and Ron Greschner

3

4

3rd period

NYI

NYR

Islanders

Bob Bourne (PP) assisted by Clark Gillies and Bryan Trottier

4

4

Rangers

Anders Hedberg (PP) assisted by Steve Vickers and Barry Beck

4

5