Rangers Get Satisfaction in Battle of NY

4-2 win is first against DiPietro, Islanders in 4 games; Drury shines
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Nov 29, 2007 10:23 PM CST
New York Rangers' Chris Drury passes the puck during second period NHL hockey action against the New York Islanders, Thursday night, Nov. 29, 2007, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Rangers broke through against Rick DiPietro's Islanders—finally—and off-season pickup Chris Drury led the way with a power-play score and an assist. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 of 24 shots: the Isles' Miroslav Satan tied the game at one during a frenzied scrum in front of the goal, and Mike Comrie added one late in the second period.

The Islanders had won the season's previous three matchups, and held an 8-3-1 record over their crosstown rivals dating back to April of 2006. It was only their second loss to an Eastern Conference playoff team, compared with 11 wins; the only conference opponent they haven't beaten so far is Atlanta.