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Rangers Finally Win at Barclays Center; Devils Edge Flyers

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Mats Zuccarello scored late in the third period and the Rangers beat the Islanders, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon for their first win at Barclays Center.

Zuccarello redirected the winner with his skate from in front of the net for his fifth goal of the season. Filip Chytil also scored and Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves to help the Rangers win in Brooklyn for the first time since the Islanders began playing home games there in 2015.

The Islanders had been 13-2-0 in the teams’ previous 15 meetings over all.

The game completed a home-and-home between the Islanders and the Rangers, which began on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. It also marked the final meeting between the rivals this season, with each team winning two games.

Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders, and Robin Lehner made 24 saves in his second consecutive start.

Beauvillier broke a scoreless tie at 8 minutes 40 seconds of the second period. The forward took a pass from Josh Bailey near the side of the net, quickly spun around and slid the puck past Georgiev on the power play.

The goal came moments after the Islanders’ Nick Leddy hit the post with a backhand.

Chytil evened it at 14:09 after an Islanders turnover in the neutral zone. Lehner made the initial stop on a shot by Boo Nieves, but Chytil was there to put back the rebound.

DEVILS 3, FLYERS 2 The rookie Mackenzie Blackwood returned to the lineup after missing three games with an injury and made 32 saves in leading the Devils over visiting Philadelphia. Damon Severson, Nico Hischier and Miles Wood scored as the Devils won for the second time in six games and handed the Flyers their ninth loss in the past 10 games (1-7-2).

James Van Riemsdyk and Sean Couturier scored for Philadelphia. Carter Hart gave the Flyers a chance, making 23 saves.

The game between the struggling Eastern Conference teams was a matchup of two young goaltenders who have played well since being called up from the minor leagues because of injuries. The 22-year-old Blackwood is 4-2 in nine games. He has allowed two or fewer goals in eight of his nine appearances.

The 20-year-old Hart is 3-5-1 in nine games for the Flyers.

Blackwood, who missed the three games with a lower-body injury and was activated from injured reserve before the matinee, was a little better, especially in the third period, when the Flyers played with desperation after falling behind, 3-1.

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