NEW YORK – Miroslav Satan beat Henrik Lundqvist with a wrist shot in a shootout to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 victory over the Rangers,, their first win in the local rivalry in 11 games.

Satan, who had a goal in regulation, was the only shooter to score in the shootout, the first of the season for both teams.

Lundqvist stopped Alexei Yashin’s backhand attempt to open the shootout, and the Islanders’ Rick DiPietro made a pad save on Steve Rucchin’s wrist shot on the Rangers’ first attempt.

After Satan scored, the Rangers’ Jaromir Jagr broke his stick on a wrist shot, with DiPietro easily stopping the puck. The Islanders’ Mark Parrish missed the net on his attempt, and the Rangers’ Michael Nylander also fired wide on the final shot.

DiPietro, back in goal after sustaining a concussion last week in Washington and missing a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday night, made 33 saves.

The Islanders were swept by the Rangers in six games in 2003-04 and were 0-8-2 in their previous 10 meetings since a 3-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 23, 2002.

The game was the first of three between the teams in nine days. They will meet again Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum and Oct. 27 at Madison Square Garden.

The Atlantic Division-leading Rangers had won their last three games, all at home and all with the rookie Lundqvist in goal. The 23-year-old Swede, starting in place of injured Kevin Weekes, beat Florida 4-0 on Monday night for his first NHL shutout.

Yashin scored on a two-man advantage in the first period and Satan added a power-play goal early in the third to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead. Jagr and Petr Prucha scored for the Rangers.

The Rangers tied it on a power play with 4:37 left in the third period, with Prucha deflecting fellow rookie Fedor Tyutin’s shot from the point past DiPietro.

After Satan beat Lundqvist from the high slot to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead 28 seconds into the third, Jagr scored 14 seconds later when Islanders defenseman Tomi Pettinen deflected Jagr’s centering attempt past DiPietro. The goal was Jagr’s seventh of the season and the first at even strength.

Yashin scored his third goal of the season on a 5-on-3 power play with 6:53 left in the first period, ending the Rangers’ string of successful penalty kills at 17 and also stopping their season-opening run of scoring first.

With Jason Ward serving a delay-of-game penalty for shooting the puck over the glass and Maxim Kondratiev off for roughing, Yashin beat Lundqvist with a wrist shot from the slot after the goalie failed to control the rebound on Alexei Zhitnik’s shot.

The Rangers had not allowed a power-play goal since Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin scored on a two-man advantage late in the Capitals’ 3-2 home victory Oct. 10, the Rangers’ only regulation loss of the season.

Lundqvist finished with 23 saves.

Notes: Weekes, returning from a groin injury, served as Lundqvist’s backup after being activated from the injured list before the game. The Rangers also recalled suspended defenseman Dale Purinton from Hartford and returned goalie Chris Holt to the AHL team. Purinton, serving a 10-game suspension for gouging the eye of Boston’s Colton Orr during an exhibition game, will be eligible to return Oct. 27 against the Islanders. … Jeff Taffe, acquired by the Rangers from Phoenix on Tuesday in a trade that sent former first-round pick Jamie Lundmark to the Coyotes, did not play. The 24-year-old center did not score in two games for Phoenix this season.

AP-ES-10-19-05 2200EDT


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