End of 1st period Shot chart

At the end of one period, there’s no score between the Rangers and Islanders. Surprisingly, it was the strong play of the new third line for the Blueshirts that dominated the action. Look at the performance of Tanner Glass, Oscar Lindberg and J.T. Miller at even strength. It’s not a misprint. They were the best line.

Notice too Dylan McIlrath at the top of the chart with a plus-10 shot differential. He is usually on the plus-side of the ledger. While I’m not a big Corsi advocate, it doesn’t lie. What you watch with your own eyes is pretty accurate.

NYR NYI 1st period

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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