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New York Islanders 2, New York Rangers 6 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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New York Islanders 2, New York Rangers 6 FINAL
New York Islanders 2, New York Rangers 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Mike Dunham inched out of his crease during the first big brawl and got as far as center ice for the second one.

That was close enough for the New York Rangers goalie.

Dunham stayed in his own end and enjoyed the rough stuff that came at the close of the Rangers' 6-2 victory Thursday night over the New York Islanders.

When Islanders goalie Garth Snow, the best man at Dunham's wedding, got involved in the fisticuffs, Dunham made sure that the Islanders didn't have the upper hand. He again monitored the situation after Snow was ejected and Rick DiPietro joined the next fray.

``I just wanted to make sure that one of our guys wasn't getting doubled,'' said Dunham, whose last NHL fight was with Snow. ``The refs did a good job, plus I was too tired anyway to go down there.''

He made 30 saves, some in spectacular fashion while the game was still in doubt. The fights came long after it was clear that the Rangers were going to beat the Islanders for the fifth straight time this season.

``We came out skating hard, we forechecked hard and created some scoring chances and took advantage of it,'' Dunham said.

Jaromir Jagr missed two games but made an instant impact by setting up Petr Nedved's goal 4:06 in and then restoring the Rangers' three-goal lead in the second period.

The Rangers are perfect against the Islanders this season, but trail their biggest rival by 11 points in the race for the playoffs. The 11th-place Rangers (22-27-7-4) are 7-0-2 in their last nine versus the eighth-place Islanders, games all started by Dunham.

Mark Messier and Matthew Barnaby also scored in the first for the Rangers, who had dropped three straight. Bobby Holik had a goal and an assist in the third, Alex Kovalev scored and Tom Poti had a career-high four assists.

Justin Papineau had a goal and an assist in the second period and Mattias Weinhandl brought the Islanders within 4-2.

They were down 3-0 starting the second period, but killed off a penalty and turned up the heat in the Rangers' zone.

Papineau made it 3-1 with a power-play goal at 2:38. Just over five minutes later, the Islanders had the Rangers pinned in their own end _ causing tired defenseman Dale Purinton to turn over the puck.

But Dunham stopped Oleg Kvasha, who raced in alone, and turned aside a rebound. On the ensuing faceoff, the Rangers moved the puck up ice and grabbed a 4-1 lead when Jagr took a pass from Nedved and then did the rest.

Jagr fired a shot that DiPietro knocked down and then sprawled to cover. He couldn't get it before Jagr charged in, went around the goalie and slid in his 21st goal at 8:33.

Weinhandl got the Islanders within 4-2 with 6:14 left in the second, but Kovalev and Holik scored 1:43 apart in the third.

In all, 132 penalty minutes were handed out, 79 to the Rangers who were 0-for-4 on the power play. The Islanders were 1-for-5.

``It was one of those things with a lot of emotions flying high,'' Islanders forward Jason Blake said. ``We want to win just as bad as they do. Unfortunately, we didn't. That was the thing we came here to do and now we're 0-and-5 against these guys.''

After Messier scored just his second goal in 24 games at 2:24, Nedved made it 2-0 1:42 later, causing Islanders coach Steve Stirling to burn his timeout.

Barnaby increased the lead to three with 2:29 left in the second and he twirled his stick in celebration in front of Arron Asham at the end of an agitating shift. Barnaby dished and received plenty of stick and glove jabs throughout the game.

He even took two punches to the face from Eric Cairns with 10:38 left that simultaneously got Cairns sent to the penalty box and briefly sent DiPietro to the bench after allowing six goals on 31 shots.

``It's always fun when you're slugging as long as you aren't getting beat too bad,'' Barnaby said.

Cairns and Purinton fought with 3:54 left as the major scrum involving Snow, broke out.

``He decides to hit me with my gloves on my hands. I didn't even see it,'' Cairns said of Purinton. ``That gets me pretty angry.

``Don't be gutless and sucker me. There's supposed to be a code and he didn't want to follow it.''

Barnaby and Asham fought with 1:28 remaining, sparking another brawl.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:24
NYR
Mark Messier (15) ASST: Matthew Barnaby (17)
1 - 0 NYR
04:06
NYR
Petr Nedved (14) ASST: Jaromir Jagr (36)
2 - 0 NYR
17:31
NYR
Matthew Barnaby (9) ASST: Mark Messier (14), Tom Poti (8)
3 - 0 NYR
2nd Period
02:38
NYI
PPG - Justin Papineau (7) ASST: Mariusz Czerkawski (20), Oleg Kvasha (27)
3 - 1 NYR
08:33
NYR
Jaromir Jagr (21) ASST: Petr Nedved (16), Tom Poti (9)
4 - 1 NYR
13:46
NYI
Mattias Weinhandl (6) ASST: Justin Papineau (4), Eric Manlow (1)
4 - 2 NYR
3rd Period
04:51
NYR
Alex Kovalev (13) ASST: Tom Poti (10), Bobby Holik (26)
5 - 2 NYR
06:34
NYR
Bobby Holik (16) ASST: Brian Leetch (19), Tom Poti (11)
6 - 2 NYR
penalty summary
1st Period
06:58
NYR
Jaromir Jagr  Tripping against  Dave Scatchard
19:50
NYI
Arron Asham  Roughing against  Matthew Barnaby
19:50
NYI
Jason Blake  Roughing against  Tom Poti
19:50
NYR
Matthew Barnaby  Roughing against  Arron Asham
19:50
NYR
Tom Poti  Roughing against  Jason Blake
19:59
NYI
Eric Cairns  Unsportsmanlike conduct
2nd Period
00:59
NYR
Alex Kovalev  Hooking against  Oleg Kvasha
10:46
NYI
Dave Scatchard  Slashing against  Matthew Barnaby
15:03
NYR
Chris Simon  Slashing against  Arron Asham
15:03
NYI
Arron Asham  Slashing against  Chris Simon
3rd Period
09:22
NYI
Eric Cairns  Roughing against  Martin Rucinsky
11:18
NYI
Adrian Aucoin  Hi-sticking against  Fedor Tyutin
13:45
NYR
Petr Nedved  Tripping against  Mattias Weinhandl
16:06
NYR
Dale Purinton  Instigator - Misconduct against  Eric Cairns
16:06
NYR
Dale Purinton  Game misconduct
16:06
NYR
Dale Purinton  Fighting (maj) against  Eric Cairns
16:06
NYR
Dale Purinton  Instigator against  Eric Cairns
16:06
NYI
Eric Cairns  Fighting (maj) against  Dale Purinton
16:06
NYI
Garth Snow  Game misconduct against  Dale Purinton
18:32
NYR
Matthew Barnaby  Fighting (maj) against  Arron Asham
18:32
NYR
Chris Simon  Game misconduct
18:32
NYR
Chris Simon  Fighting (maj) against  Dave Scatchard
18:32
NYR
Chris Simon  Roughing against  Dave Scatchard
18:32
NYR
Mark Messier  Roughing against  Jason Blake
18:32
NYR
Mark Messier  Roughing against  Jason Blake
18:32
NYI
Rick DiPietro  Goalie leave crease against  Mark Messier
18:32
NYI
Jason Blake  Roughing against  Mark Messier
18:32
NYI
Arron Asham  Fighting (maj) against  Matthew Barnaby
18:32
NYI
Dave Scatchard  Game misconduct against  Chris Simon
18:32
NYI
Dave Scatchard  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Simon
20:00
NYR
Dan Lacouture  Roughing
20:00
NYR
Dan Lacouture  Roughing
20:00
NYR
Dan Lacouture  Misconduct (10 min)
goalie stats
Garth Snow
SA: 5TOI: 6:44
Saves: 5EV: 1 - 1
PIM: 10PP: 4 - 4
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Rick DiPietro
SA: 31TOI: 53:16
Saves: 25EV: 22 - 28
PIM: 2PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .806SH: 0 - 0
Mike Dunham
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .938SH: 0 - 0
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