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Islanders keep digging out of holes

Islanders 5, Rangers 3

* Islanders: won nine of last 11 road games.

* Rangers: three-game winning streak snapped./

* John Tavares (NYI): three assists; has 24 points in last 14 games.

From Elias: The Islanders trailed 2–0 and 3–1 in their game at Madison Square Garden but rallied to beat the Rangers, 5–3. It was the sixth time since December 29 that the Islanders won a game in which they trailed by two goals or more, and five of those six wins were recorded in regulation time. No other NHL team has posted more than two two-goal comeback wins over the past 24 days. Before this stretch, the Islanders had recorded only four 60-minute wins after trailing by at least two goals over the last six seasons.

Devils 7, Blues 1

* Jaromir Jagr (NJ): 697th career goal (seventh in NHL history, 11 behind Mike Gartner for sixth place).

* Devils: have won three straight home games for the first time this season.