The Rangers began the night 13 points beind the Islanders in the Eastern Conference, but improved to 5-0 in the season series, grabbing two three-goal leads before putting away the game in the third period.
Mark Messier, Jaromir Jagr and Petr Nedved each had a goal and an assist over the opening 40 minutes as the Rangers built a 5-2 lead. Goaltender Mike Dunham made a series of critical saves to maintain the momentum.
The last 3:54 featured 92 minutes in penalties, including three fights and four game misconducts.
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