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Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers collides with Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders during the first period. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Rangers 4, Islanders 2

Brad Richards' goal with under 5:00 left put the Rangers ahead for good in a win at Nassau Coliseum.

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers
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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third period goal against the New York Islanders with teammate Brandon Dubinsky #17. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third period goal against the New York Islanders. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a glove save in the third period against the New York Islanders. (Nov. 15, 2011)

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Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders
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Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders defends against Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers
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Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers controls the puck against John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders
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Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders defends against Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders defends against Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders
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Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders surrenders a second period goal against Steve Eminger #44 of the New York Rangers (not pictured). (Nov. 15, 2011)

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Nino Niederreiter #25 of the New York Islanders
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Nino Niederreiter #25 of the New York Islanders controls the puck against the New York Rangers. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Mike Mottau #10 of the New York Islanders
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Mike Mottau #10 of the New York Islanders fights Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers during the second period. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Mike Mottau #10 of the New York Islanders
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Mike Mottau #10 of the New York Islanders fights Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers during the second period. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers
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Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers scores a first period goal past Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders makes a save as teammate Blake Comeau #57 defends against Michael Sauer #38 of the New York Rangers. (Nov. 15, 2011)

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Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers
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Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers collides with Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders during the first period. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers with his teammates. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers
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Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders with teammates Brian Boyle #22 and Michael Sauer #38. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders makes a save as teammate Blake Comeau #57 defends against Michael Sauer #38 of the New York Rangers. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers
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Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal against the New York Islanders. (Nov. 15, 2011)

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Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers
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Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal against the New York Islanders. (Nov. 15, 2011)

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