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P.A. Parenteau celebrates his second goal of the (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

P.A. Parenteau celebrates his second goal of the game against the Rangers. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Islanders 4, Rangers 3 (SO)

The Islanders earned a 4-3 shootout victory over the rival Rangers Friday night at Nassau Coliseum.

John Tavares skates against the Rangers. (Feb. 24,
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John Tavares skates against the Rangers. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Marian Gaborik of the Rangers scores a second
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Marian Gaborik of the Rangers scores a second period goal past Evgeni Nabokov. (Feb. 24, 2012)

P.A. Parenteau of the Islanders celebrates his second
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P.A. Parenteau of the Islanders celebrates his second goal of the game with his teammates. (Feb. 24, 2012)

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Martin Biron of the Rangers makes a glove
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Martin Biron of the Rangers makes a glove save. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Islanders' P.A. Parenteau celebrates his second goal of
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Islanders' P.A. Parenteau celebrates his second goal of the game. (Feb. 24, 2012)

John Tavares controls the puck as he heads
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John Tavares controls the puck as he heads up the ice. (Feb. 24, 2012)

P.A. Parenteau celebrates his second goal of the
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P.A. Parenteau celebrates his second goal of the game against the Rangers. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Rangers goalie Martin Biron blocks a shot by
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Rangers goalie Martin Biron blocks a shot by Islanders right winger Michael Grabner. (Feb. 24, 2012)

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Rangers right winger Marian Gaborik scores past Islanders
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Rangers right winger Marian Gaborik scores past Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald tries to block a
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Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald tries to block a shot as defenseman Travis Hamonic defends against Rangers center John Mitchell in the crease. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Rangers' Brandon Prust jumps over P.A. Parenteau of
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Rangers' Brandon Prust jumps over P.A. Parenteau of the New York Islanders in pursuit of the puck. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Islanders' P.A. Parenteau celebrates his goal at 8:42
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Islanders' P.A. Parenteau celebrates his goal at 8:42 of the first period. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald tries to block Rangers
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Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald tries to block Rangers left wing Ruslan Fedotenko. (Feb. 24, 2012)

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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov watches the puck sail
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov watches the puck sail into the net after Rangers defenseman Marc Staal scored in the first period. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Matt Moulson Islanders celebrates his first period goal
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Matt Moulson Islanders celebrates his first period goal with teammates John Tavares and P.A. Parenteau. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Stu Bickel of the Rangers checks Kyle Okposo
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Stu Bickel of the Rangers checks Kyle Okposo of the Islanders. (Feb. 24, 2012)

John Tavares pursues the puck against Ryan McDonagh
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John Tavares pursues the puck against Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers. (Feb. 24, 2012)

P.A. Parenteau celebrates his first period goal against
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P.A. Parenteau celebrates his first period goal against the Rangers. (Feb. 24, 2012)

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John Tavares tries to control the puck against
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John Tavares tries to control the puck against Rangers' Ryan Callahan. (Feb. 24, 2012)

John Tavares pursues the puck against Rangers' Ryan
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John Tavares pursues the puck against Rangers' Ryan McDonagh. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Matt Moulson celebrates his first period goal against
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Matt Moulson celebrates his first period goal against the Rangers. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Matt Martin of the Islanders fights against Stu
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Matt Martin of the Islanders fights against Stu Bickel of the Rangers in the first period. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Marc Staal of the Rangers celebrates his first
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Marc Staal of the Rangers celebrates his first period goal with his teammates. (Feb. 24, 2012)

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