Marian Gaborik snapped a third-period tie with the first of his two goals and then sealed New York's win with an empty-netter as the Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Gaborik, who reached 600 NHL points with his first goal, also helped set up Artem Anisimov's second-period tally that tied the game 1-1. New York (20-9-4) won its second straight and broke the Devils' four-game winning streak in the first of six meetings between Atlantic Division rivals.
Anisimov also had an assist, Carl Hagelin added a short-handed goal, and Derek Stepan chipped in two assists for the Rangers.
Travis Zajac's first goal of the season gave the Devils a 1-0 lead in the first period. Zajac missed the first 30 games of the season following Achilles tendon surgery.
New Jersey was without leading scorer Patrik Elias, who sat out because of an illness.
Anisimov tied it with his seventh goal with 2:30 left in the second period and Gaborik broke the deadlock 4:45 into the third after...