Rangers get by Islanders in OT

8:49 PM, Apr 13, 2013   |    comments
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Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Dan Girardi scored with 1:49 remaining in overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders in a battle between postseason hopefuls at Nassau Coliseum.

With the win, the Rangers moved into sole possession of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. They entered play tied with Winnipeg at 44 points.

By getting the game to overtime, the Islanders remained in seventh place. They are one point behind Ottawa for the sixth seed and one point ahead of their Atlantic Division rivals.

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