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The Islanders' Jack Hillen fights the Rangers' Brandon (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The Islanders' Jack Hillen fights the Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky during a game late this season. (Mar. 31, 2011)

Islanders 6, Rangers 2

The Islanders shocked the Rangers, beating them at Nassau Coliseum in a bloody game, and dealing the Blueshirts a blow to their playoff hopes.

Sean Avery of the ew York Rangers leaves
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Sean Avery of the ew York Rangers leaves the ice after fighting with #59 Michael Haley of the New York Islanders during third period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

Michael Haley of the New York Islanders pummels
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Michael Haley of the New York Islanders pummels #16 Sean Avery of the New York Rangers during third period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

Brandon Dubinsky, #17 of the New York Rangers
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Brandon Dubinsky, #17 of the New York Rangers and #38 Jack Hillen of the New York Islanders fight during third period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

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The Islanders' Jack Hillen fights the Rangers' Brandon
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The Islanders' Jack Hillen fights the Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky during a game late this season. (Mar. 31, 2011)

New York Rangers #22 Brian Boyle looks on
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New York Rangers #22 Brian Boyle looks on as #16 Sean Avery leaves the ice after fighting with Michael Haley of the New York Islanders during third period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

Officials separate #16 Sean Avery of the New
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Officials separate #16 Sean Avery of the New York Rangers and #59 Michael Haley of the New York Islanders, right, after fighting during third period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

New York Rangers goalie #30 Henrik Lundqvist reacts
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New York Rangers goalie #30 Henrik Lundqvist reacts after giving up a goal to #58 Jesse Joensuu of the New York Islanders during second period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

New York Islanders #58 Jesse Joensuu, right, celebrates
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New York Islanders #58 Jesse Joensuu, right, celebrates his goal with #57 Blake Comeau as New York Rangers #28 Bryan McCabe skates behind them during second period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

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New York Islanders #58 Jesse Joensuu (center) celebrates
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New York Islanders #58 Jesse Joensuu (center) celebrates a goal during second period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

New York Rangers goalie #30 Henrik Lundqvist makes
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New York Rangers goalie #30 Henrik Lundqvist makes a save during first period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

New York Islanders' #21 Kyle Okposo presses down
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New York Islanders' #21 Kyle Okposo presses down on the head of New York Rangers goaltender #30 Henrik Lundqvist during first period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

New York Rangers #20 Vinny Prospal is
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New York Rangers #20 Vinny Prospal is congratulated after scoring a goal during first period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

New York Rangers #20 Vinny Prospal, center, is
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New York Rangers #20 Vinny Prospal, center, is congratulated after scoring a goal during first period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

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The New York Rangers and New York Islanders
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The New York Rangers and New York Islanders scuffle, resulting in multiple penalties for both teams, during first period action at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 31, 2011)

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