Jagr's 2 Goals Send Rangers to Playoffs

New York tops New York, 3-0
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 3, 2008 9:49 PM CDT
New York Islanders goalie Wade Dubielewicz stops a shot by New York Rangers' Jaromir Jagr, of Czech Republic.   (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
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(Newser) – Jaromir Jagr scored two power-play goals in a 2-minute span of the first period, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, and the New York Rangers clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

The Rangers entered a home-and-home series against their archrivals knowing the Islanders would enjoy nothing more than to derail their postseason plans. Jagr made sure early on that it wouldn't happen. He connected for goals 1:59 apart against goalie Wade Dubielewicz. (Read more NHL stories.)