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12/22/2011
FINAL
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New York Islanders NYI 0 1 1 2
26 SHOTS 25
28 FACEOFFS 35
32 HITS 22
17 PIM 17
2/3 PP 0/3
4 GIVEAWAYS 2
8 TAKEAWAYS 7
16 BLOCKED SHOTS 14
       

Blueshirts beat Isles to set up showdown with Flyers

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 32; Home Game No. 14 Rangers' Record: 20-8-4
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Brandon Dubinsky scored his first goal in more than a month, Marian Gaborik moved into a tie for the NHL lead with his 20th, and Martin Biron was solid in net to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 home victory over the Islanders on Thursday night.

Dubinsky staked the Rangers to a 1-0 lead in the first period, scoring for the first time in 17 games -- dating to Nov. 11 -- and Gaborik and Michael Del Zotto connected in the second for the Rangers, who have  won three straight.

The Rangers will look to complete a back-to-back sweep Friday when they host Winter Classic foe Philadelphia in a matchup for first place.

Biron stopped 24 shots, as he gaveHenrik Lundqvist a break, and earned an assist on Dubinsky's second goal of the season. The Rangers are 5-2-1 in their past eight games. John Mitchell scored an empty-net goal with 1:33 remaining to seal it.

P.A. Parenteau got the Islanders even at 1-1 with a power-play goal just 18 seconds into the second, and Matt Moulson added a man-advantage goal 8:29 into the third, but it wasn't enough.

Dubinsky finally broke his long drought with an impressive rush up ice. He got by Parenteau at center ice and then charged into the Islanders end against defenseman Mark Streit. Dubinsky snapped a shot from the right side that beat Nabokov.
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STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers have registered at least one point in 19 of their last 24 games (17-5-2), and have out-scored their opponent, 79-52, during the stretch.

THREE STARS
(selected by the local media)
1. Del Zotto 2. Biron 3. Anisimov


THE BIGGER PICTURE
HBO stuff aside, the Rangers now have the Flyers right where they want them -- coming into The Garden for a game that could put the Blueshirts atop the Atlantic Division for the first time in nearly three yars. Should Boston lose, the Rangers would lead the East.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (28:07)
Shots -- Richards (4)
Hits -- Boyle (5)
Blocks -- Girardi (3)
Takeaways -- Girardi, Stralman (2)
Faceoffs -- Stepan (19)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP VS. ISLANDERS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko Mike Rupp Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Tim Erixon Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Starting Lineup: Biron, McDonagh, Girardi, Hagelin, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Mike Rupp Brandon Dubinsky Artem Anisimov
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Derek Stepan
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Carl Hagelin Ruslan Fedotenko
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
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