Overtime goal eventually splits New York rivals.
Defenseman Dan Girardi eventually found the net in overtime to hand the visiting New York Rangers a 1-0 win over rivals the New York Islanders.
With both teams set for a post season campaign, three goalless periods saw many expecting a shoot-out to split the two teams.
However, just over three minutes into overtime, Girardi stepped up to fire in his second goal of the season to silence a fired-up Nassau Coliseum.
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots for his first shut-out of the season, as his team finished the season series against the Islanders with a 3-0-1 record.
The Rangers are eighth in the Eastern Conference play-off race and lead Winnipeg by two points with seven games remaining. They trail the Islanders by one point, who end the season with a five-game road trip as they look to seal their place in the play-offs for the first time since 2007.