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               === Fedotenko nets winner as Rangers edge Wild ===
 
 St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Ruslan Fedotenko scored the game-winner in the
 third period and the New York Rangers beat the Minnesota Wild, 3-2, on Tuesday
 night to increase their lead atop the Atlantic Division.
 
 Marian  Gaborik scored for the first time against his former team, Brian Boyle
 also  netted a goal  for the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves in the
 win.
 
 New  York's 103 points are three more than the Penguins for first place in the
 division  -- and the  No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh lost to
 the Islanders at home Tuesday night.
 
 "We  don't really care about them," said Lundqvist. "I'm happy with the way we
 played."
 
 Kyle Brodziak and Mikko Koivu had power play goals for the Wild, who have lost
 11 of their last 14, and Josh Harding gave up three goals on 32 shots.
 
 Ryan  McDonagh set  up Fedotenko's go-ahead goal, which came with 6:23 left in
 the  game.  His pass from  the left boards  fluttered through the left circle,
 then  the slot  and landed on his  teammate's stick for a one-timer on the low
 right side.
 
 Wild  head coach Mike  Yeo was less than pleased with his team's effort on the
 play and wondered how it could have happened.
 
 "I'm  not in a very good mood right now," said Yeo. "We gave them a freebie in
 a 2-2 game. We gave them a tap-in and that can't happen."
 
 Earlier,  Boyle  scored after a  flurry in  front of the  Wild net to give the
 Rangers  a  1-0 lead  at 11:23  in the first  period. Harding  was held up, so
 defenseman Nate Prosser was on his knees in net but unable to block the shot.
 
 Brodziak tied the game on a power play 3:05 into the second period, jamming in
 a  loose puck  despite being surrounded by three Rangers. But Gaborik gave New
 York  a 2-1  lead 4:53 later when  he stickhandled to his forehand in the slot
 and beat Harding.
 
 Gaborik  signed with Rangers in 2009-10 after eight seasons with the Wild, but
 was  facing his former team for just the second time, having missed two of New
 York's previous three games versus Minnesota due to injury.
 
 The  Wild  tied the game  around four minutes after  Gaborik's goal on a power
 play  when  Koivu scored from  one knee  after the puck  caromed to him on the
 right side.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Rangers  are 2-0 on  a three-game road trip  that finishes in Winnipeg on
 Wednesday...The  Wild,  who were already mathematically eliminated from making
 the  playoffs, opened a three-game homestand that continues against Florida on
 Thursday.
 
 03/27 23:13:31 ET