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NHL: N.Y. Rangers 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 (OT)

March 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM   |   Comments

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 7 (UPI) -- Marian Gaborik beat Evgeni Nabokov with a slap shot 42 seconds into overtime Thursday to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.

The Rangers were shut out for the first 54:37 of the contest, but rallied to force an extra period and eventually won their fourth in a row.

Rick Nash tipped in a shot late in the third period to create a 1-1 tie and Gaborik then came through with the Islanders' Michael Grabner in the penalty box for hooking.

Grabner scored in the first period, his 10th goal of the season.

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside the other 27 shots he saw to get the win. He has been in goal for all four victories during the Rangers' current streak. Nabokov made 35 saves.

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