New York, NY (Sports Network) - Scott Gomez notched the game-winning goal in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves as the New York Rangers clipped the New York Islanders, 3-1, at Madison Square Garden.
Mark Streit got the lone goal for the Islanders, who have dropped six of seven. Yann Danis took the loss despite 35 stops.
A rare Rangers power-play score staked the home team to a one-goal edge, as Gomez nailed a shot which dribbled through Danis 7:26 into the second period. Drury picked up the primary assist on the score, as the club posted just their second man-advantage goal in their last 37 attempts.
Despite failing to convert on a power-play chance when Isles defenseman Chris Campoli was sent off for interference with 3:14 left in regulation, Sjostrom outhustled an Isles defender to a loose puck and hit the empty net with seven seconds to play.
Dawes gave the Blueshirts a 1-0 lead, taking a Drury feed and beating Danis over the shoulder with a wrister 5:37 into the contest, then Streit evened things with a one-timer off a dish from Blake Comeau at 8:24.