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Kathy Kmonicek, Associated Press
New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) defends against New York Rangers' Marian Gaborik (10) in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in New York.

NEW YORK — Carl Hagelin scored twice for his second multi-goal game in the NHL, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 28 shots he faced as the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 3-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Hagelin, in just his 16th NHL game, scored in the second and third periods for the surging Rangers (22-8-4) — the Atlantic Division leaders, who leapfrogged defending Stanley Cup champion Boston into first place in the Eastern Conference.

The Rangers finished a 3-0 homestand that included a pair of victories over the Islanders in a five-day span. New York's past four victories have been against division rivals. The Rangers begin a three-game trip at Washington on Wednesday that will conclude with the outdoor Winter Classic in Philadelphia next Monday.