In their final regular season meeting, the New York Rangers defeated the New York Islanders 2-1 at historic Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night. The Isles will be moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season.
A fabulous season for Rick Nash continued when he broke the 1-1 tie 2:50 into the third period with his 39th goal coming off a slapshot from the right boards that deflected off Islanders forward Ryan Strome. With the Rangers, Nash now has six goals in 13 contests against their bitter rivals. The Rangers now stand one-game behind the Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division with four games in hand.
The Islanders have been playing at Nassau Coliseum since it opened in 1972, compiling a regular season record of 63-54-2-8 against the Rangers in the iconic Long Island arena.
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