16 March 2011
The New York Rangers bolstered their playoff hopes and all but ended the postseason dreams of the New York Islanders with a 6-3 win Tuesday night. Marion Gaborik led the way for the Rangers with two goals, including the game winner.
The Rangers jumped out to an early two goal lead in the first period with a shorthanded tally from Brandon Prust and a power play goal from Erik Christensen. But the Islanders needed less than four minutes to tie up the game with goals from Matt Moulson and PA Parenteau early in the second period.
However, the Rangers let the Islanders know that this was their game by scoring three goals in the final eight and a half minutes of the second. Ryan Callahan broke the tie and power play goals by Gaborik and Bryan McCabe put the Rangers up by three after two periods.
Al Montoya, after giving up five goals in 40 minutes, was pulled for the third period and replaced by Nathan Lawson.
Gaborik would score his second goal of the game to put the Rangers up 6-2 before a power play goal by John Tavares that concluded the scoring for the game.
The Islanders next game is Friday against Carolina.
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