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Derek Dorsett and Matt Martin fight in the (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Derek Dorsett and Matt Martin fight in the second period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Rangers vs. Islanders

In their first of five regular season matchups, the Rangers beat the Islanders, 3-2, Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum.

John Tavares looks up before facing off against
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John Tavares looks up before facing off against Brian Boyle in the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Matt Martin and Derek Dorsett fight in the
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Matt Martin and Derek Dorsett fight in the second period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Derek Dorsett and Matt Martin fight in the
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Derek Dorsett and Matt Martin fight in the second period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

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Kyle Okposo attempts to reach the puck defended
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Kyle Okposo attempts to reach the puck defended by the Rangers' Dan Girardi in the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Cal Clutterbuck and Brad Richards mix it up
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Cal Clutterbuck and Brad Richards mix it up in the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Frans Nielsen and Chris Kreider chase the puck
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Frans Nielsen and Chris Kreider chase the puck behind the net in the second period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Carl Hagelin skates against the Islanders in the
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Carl Hagelin skates against the Islanders in the second period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

The Rangers celebrate the game-winning goal by Benoit
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The Rangers celebrate the game-winning goal by Benoit Pouliot during the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

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Peter Regin celebrates a goal by Cal Clutterbuck
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Peter Regin celebrates a goal by Cal Clutterbuck during the second period of a game against the Rangers. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Cal Clutterbuck celebrates after scoring a goal in
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Cal Clutterbuck celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of a game against the Rangers. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov deflects the puck in the second
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Evgeni Nabokov deflects the puck in the second period of a game against the Rangers. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov makes a save against the Rangers
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Evgeni Nabokov makes a save against the Rangers in the second period. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Travis Hamonic passes the puck in the first
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Travis Hamonic passes the puck in the first period of a game against the Rangers. (Oct. 29, 2013)

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Josh Bailey shoots John Moore and Michael Del
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Josh Bailey shoots John Moore and Michael Del Zotto defend him in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Kyle Okposo and Derek Stepan battle for possession
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Kyle Okposo and Derek Stepan battle for possession in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Cal Clutterbuck shoots as Chris Kreider defends in
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Cal Clutterbuck shoots as Chris Kreider defends in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Matt Martin passes the puck defended by Marc
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Matt Martin passes the puck defended by Marc Staal in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Thomas Vanek follows the action on the ice
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Thomas Vanek follows the action on the ice during the first period of a game against the Rangers. (Oct. 29, 2013)

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Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal in the
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Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal in the first period of a game against the Islanders. (Oct. 29, 2013)

The Rangers celebrate a power-play goal by Chris
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The Rangers celebrate a power-play goal by Chris Kreider during the first period of a game against the Islanders. (Oct. 29, 2013)

The Rangers celebrate a power-play goal by Chris
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The Rangers celebrate a power-play goal by Chris Kreider during the first period of a game against the Islanders. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal with Mats
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Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal with Mats Zuccarello during the first period of a game against the Islanders. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal on Evgeni
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Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal on Evgeni Nabokov in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

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Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal with Mats
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Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal with Mats Zuccarello in the first period of a game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Cam Talbot saves a shot by Peter Regin
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Cam Talbot saves a shot by Peter Regin in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Kyle Okposo and Chris Kreider race for the
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Kyle Okposo and Chris Kreider race for the puck in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before playing in
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Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before playing in his first game as an Islander against the Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before his first
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Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before his first game with the Islanders against the Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2013.

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