New York Rangers defeat New York Islanders, 4-2
The New York Rangers kept pace in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders last night at Madison Square Garden. Currently in 4th place, they’ll have a chance to leap to #1 with a win over the conference-leading Philadelphia Flyers tonight at MSG and a Boston loss. The Rangers will get to face the Flyers again in an outdoor hockey game, the “Winter Classic,” on January 2nd in Philadelphia.
Brandon Dubinsky celebrates with teammates John Mitchell and Brian Boyle after scoring in the first period. It was only his second goal of the season, his first in 17 games. He scored 24 last year. ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.