Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Halak Has 50 Saves in Shutout

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Halak Has 50 Saves in Shutout

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Jaroslav Halak stopped 50 shots for his first shutout of the season as the host New York Islanders kept up their recent mastery of the crosstown-rival Rangers with a 3-0 victory Thursday night.

Josh Bailey, Jordan Eberle and Thomas Hickey each scored for the Islanders, who have won all three meetings this season and 10 of the last 11. Rookie sensation Mathew Barzal had three assists.

Halak, who faced 51 shots in a loss to Columbus on Tuesday night, had 15 saves in the first period, 14 in the second and another 21 in the third for his 42nd career shutout.

Henrik Lundqvist finished with 32 saves for the Rangers, who have lost six of eight overall and dropped to 0-4-1 in five visits to Barclays Center since the Islanders moved to the Brooklyn arena in 2015. …

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