Isles Finish Season With Shootout Win

Park scores shorthanded goal and tiebreaker in extra session
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 9:51 PM CDT
New York Islanders' Kip Brennan, left, stays with the puck after being tripped up by New York Rangers' Scott Gomez during first period action Friday night, April 4, 2008, at Madison Square Garden.    (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

(Newser) – Richard Park scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then added the decisive tally in the shootout for the  Islanders, who finished a disappointing season with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers tonight. Jaromir Jagr got the Rangers even at 3 just 4:20 into the third period, with his third goal in two games, reports AP.

All that remains on the line for the Rangers is a chance to finish fourth in the East and have home-ice advantage over the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the playoffs. The Rangers and Devils close the regular season Sunday in New Jersey. Wade Dubielewicz made 48 saves and turned aside Petr Prucha to clinch the shootout win. (Read more hockey stories.)