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J.T. Miller of the Rangers, left, is congratulated (Credit: David Pokress )

J.T. Miller of the Rangers, left, is congratulated on his second goal of the game and career by Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Rangers 4, Islanders 1

The Rangers topped the Islanders, 4-1, in their first meeting of the season Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Evgeni Nabokov makes a save against the Rangers
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Evgeni Nabokov makes a save against the Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov makes a save against Rangers captain
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Evgeni Nabokov makes a save against Rangers captain Ryan Callahan. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Colin McDonald of the New York Islanders skates
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Colin McDonald of the New York Islanders skates against Matt Gilroy of the New York Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 7, 2013)

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Michael Grabner of the Islanders skates against Steve
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Michael Grabner of the Islanders skates against Steve Eminger Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers skates against Brad
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Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers skates against Brad Boyes of the Islanders. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers skates around Brad
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Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers skates around Brad Boyesof the Islanders. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Ryan Callahan misses the net in the second
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Ryan Callahan misses the net in the second period. (Feb. 7, 2013)

J.T. Miller of the Rangers, left, is congratulated
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J.T. Miller of the Rangers, left, is congratulated on his second goal of the game and career by Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal. (Feb. 7, 2013)

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Ryan Callahan of the Rangers shoots on Islanders
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Ryan Callahan of the Rangers shoots on Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov who thinks the puck went past him into the net. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist uses his stick to poke the
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Henrik Lundqvist uses his stick to poke the puck away as Michael Del Zotto of the Rangers and John Tavares of the Islanders collide and fall to the ice. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist keeps watches the puck as Rick
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Henrik Lundqvist keeps watches the puck as Rick Nash of the Rangers and Matt Moulson of the Islanders battle for possession in the first period. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Michael Del Zotto of the Rangers and John
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Michael Del Zotto of the Rangers and John Tavares of the Islanders fall to the ice while chasing the puck in the first period. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Matt Martin of the Islanders shoots the puck
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Matt Martin of the Islanders shoots the puck on Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist while be hounded by Marc Staal. (Feb. 7, 2013)

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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist gloves the puck shot
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist gloves the puck shot from point blank range by Matt Martin. (Feb. 7, 2013)

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