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Rangers 4, Islanders 3: Marian Gaborik Notches Game-Winner In Overtime

The New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating the New York Islanders 4-3 on Sunday. Marian Gaborik scored the Rangers' third powerplay goal of the game in overtime to extend the Isles' losing streak to three games.

The Rangers never led in regulation. John Tavares put the Islanders up 1-0 midway through the period with his 28th goal of the season. Brad Richards responded seven minutes later with the equalizer on the Rangers' first powerplay. Matt Moulson again took the lead back in the second period, but again Richards was there to tie the game nine minutes later.

Andrew MacDonald put the Islanders up 3-2 in the closing minute of the second period, but Brian Boyle tied the game again just 3:29 into the third period for the Rangers' only even-strength goal of the game. In overtime, Gaborik put the puck over the right shoulder of Evgeni Nabokov from 17 feet away with just six seconds on the clock to give the Rangers a much-needed win. Nabokov turned back 32 of 36 shot faced. Henrik Lundqvist had just 16 saves on the night.


Final - 3.11.2012 1 2 3 OT Total
New York Islanders 1 2 0 0 3
New York Rangers 1 1 1 1 4

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