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Drury Gives Rangers OT Win

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: May 31, 2013 at 09:26 PM

NEW YORK - Chris Drury scored a power-play goal 1:46 into overtime, giving the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday night that kept the Penguins from clinching their first division title in 10 years.

The Rangers were given the advantage in the opening minute of the extra session when Sergei Gonchar held Jaromir Jagr as he drove to the net.

Pittsburgh is still in prime position to win the Atlantic Division, leading New Jersey by seven points. The Penguins, with 100 points, are two ahead of Montreal in the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. They have two games remaining, Montreal has three, and New Jersey holds four.

New York, eliminated from the division race Sunday when it lost the opener of the home-and-home series in Pittsburgh, jumped to fifth in the East - one point ahead of the Ottawa Senators and one behind the fourth-place New Jersey Devils.

The Rangers and Devils will close the regular season Sunday in New Jersey.

The Associated Press

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