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Islanders vs. Rangers Winners-Losers: Pair of firsts pick up two points

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Ryan Pulock #6 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Coliseum on April 11, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. The islanders defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It wasn’t always pretty, but it doesn’t always have to be. Good teams find a way to win. And the New York Islanders are very much a good team.

After Friday’s 2-1 loss to the same Rangers, the Isles needed to show up today. The first period was great.