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Derek Dorsett and Matt Martin fight in the

Derek Dorsett and Matt Martin fight in the second period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Peter Regin celebrates a goal by Cal Clutterbuck
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Josh Bailey shoots John Moore and Michael Del
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal in the
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Chris Kreider celebrates his power-play goal with Mats
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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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