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Rangers defeat Islanders in OT

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Pionk's spin and game-winner

NYI@NYR: Pionk's slick spin leads to overtime winner

Neal Pionk spins around a defender to move in on Eamon McAdam before firing a wrist shot glove side to win it in overtime for the Rangers

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Neal Pionk scored 2:31 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 1-0 win against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Pionk, a defenseman, worked his way around Islanders forward Brock Nelson and beat goaltender Eamon McAdam from the left circle for the only goal of the game.

Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec played the first two periods and made 10 saves. Brandon Halverson made seven saves.

The Rangers outshot the Islanders 18-7 in the third period and 42-17 overall.

Jaroslav Halak started in goal for the Islanders and made 22 saves through two periods. McAdam stopped 19 of 20 shots.

It was the Rangers' preseason opener. The Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in overtime Sunday in their first game.

Video: Pionk lifts Rangers past Islanders in OT, 1-0

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