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FINAL SO
1 2 3 SO T
New York Rangers NYR 1 2 0 0 (1-4) 3
36 SHOTS 27
32 FACEOFFS 43
37 HITS 24
15 PIM 15
2/5 PP 1/4
11 GIVEAWAYS 16
6 TAKEAWAYS 12
12 BLOCKED SHOTS 17
       

Rangers rally for tie, then settle for a point on Island

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 59; Road Game No. 31 Rangers' Record: 38-15-6
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

P.A. Parenteau scored two goals in regulation and Matt Moulson netted the winner in a shootout as the Islanders outlasted the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.

Parenteau scored in the first and second periods after Moulson opened the scoring as the Islanders grabbed a 3-1 lead. But the Rangers overcame some sloppiness in front of goalie Martin Biron and got even on goals by Marc Staal, Marian Gaborik and Derek Stepan.

It wasn't enough as Evgeni Nabokov returned after a bout with the flu and made 33 traditional saves and three more in the shootout.

Gaborik had the lone shootout goal for the Rangers, who still hold a seven-point lead over the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

The Rangers trailed 2-0 in the first period and 3-1 in the second. Gaborik started the Rangers' rally when he took a length-of-the-ice bank pass from Artem Anisimov off the side boards after an Islanders turnover and flipped a shot that eluded Nabokov's glove for his 28th goal, cutting the deficit to 3-2.

Gaborik was involved in Stepan's tying power-play goal, too, 4:51 later. Gaborik slid a pass in the Islanders' end to Stepan for a shot that deflected in on Nabokov. The loose puck in the crease was kicked in by Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic, who just got back into the lineup after missing nine games because of injuries to his face when he was struck with a puck.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
Dan Girardi registered three shots on goal and logged a game-high, 30:04 of ice time. It is the ninth game this season, and 13th time in his career, Girardi has logged more than 30 minutes of ice time.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Gaborik 2. Girardi 3. Staal


THE BIGGER PICTURE
All you need to know about this Rangers team is that you have to go back more than two months to find back-to-back losses -- and in this set they still managed to get a standings point. This is why a bounce-back win vs. Buffalo now seems inevitable.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (30:04)
Shots -- Gaborik, Rupp (4)
Hits -- Dubinsky, Callahan (5)
Blocks -- McDonagh (3)
Takeaways -- Six players tied (1)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (22)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT ISLANDERS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Ruslan Fedotenko
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Anton Stralman
Marc Staal 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 Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky John Mitchell Artem Anisimov
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Brad Richards
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Brandon Dubinsky Derek Stepan
Ryan Callahan Artem Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
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