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Rangers' Avery irks Oilers during rout

NEW YORK — Add the Oilers to the long list of teams that are fed up with Sean Avery.

The Oilers were already trailing by three goals in the final period of a disappointing five-game road trip when Avery really got them mad. The Rangers agitator checked Colin Fraser hard into the boards and, according to the Oilers, declined to fight Ladislav Smid when challenged.

Avery eventually took the initiative of throwing a punch after Smid let down his guard when it seemed a fight wouldn't happen. A brawl then broke out with 8:42 remaining.

When the final buzzer sounded Sunday, the Rangers skated off with an 8-2 win, and the Oilers took their best shots of the day — sending pointed words at Avery.

"I thought it was pretty gutless," said forward Steve MacIntyre, who fought Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard twice in the third period before the big melee. "It just shows you what kind of guy he is. He'll get his."

Avery declined to comment.

In all, 124 penalty minutes were handed out following the brawl — 67 to Edmonton — including five standard misconducts and four ejections.

The fisticuffs overshadowed a day that had belonged to Rangers' top scorer Marian Gaborik, who scored his first three goals of the season, and former New York coach Tom Renney, who made his return to Madison Square Garden for the first time since he was fired by the Rangers in February 2009.

Gaborik, in his second game back after missing 12 because of a separated left shoulder, had one of the Rangers' four goals in the second period.

Game highlights: John Erskine scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:49 remaining to help the Capitals beat the Thrashers 6-4 for their sixth straight home victory. Trailing a rush into the Thrashers' zone, Erskine used a slap shot from the left point to convert a drop pass from David Steckel, beating Ondrej Pavelec to cap a sloppy, goal-filled game. … Viktor Stalberg scored at 4:32 of overtime as the host Blackhawks ended the Ducks' six-game winning streak 3-2. Stalberg redirected Duncan Keith's shot past Jonas Hiller for his sixth goal and second in two nights.

at Rangers 1 4 3 8
Oilers 0 2 0 2

First Period1, N.Y. Rangers, Gaborik 1 (Christensen, Frolov), 1:35. PenaltiesEminger, NYR (tripping), 10:10; Anisimov, NYR (cross-checking), 16:30.

Second Period2, Edmonton, Jones 4 (Eberle, Gagner), 2:45. 3, Edmonton, Horcoff 5 (Peckham, Whitney), 3:13. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Gaborik 2 (Christensen), 7:12. 5, N.Y. Rangers, Boyle 8 (Fedotenko, Prust), 7:37. 6, N.Y. Rangers, Anisimov 6 (Stepan, Avery), 13:17. 7, N.Y. Rangers, Frolov 3 (Christensen, Gaborik), 19:55. PenaltiesSmid, Edm (tripping), 11:07.

Third Period8, N.Y. Rangers, Frolov 4, 12:14. 9, N.Y. Rangers, Fedotenko 3 (Stepan, Gilroy), 12:59. 10, N.Y. Rangers, Gaborik 3 (Frolov), 14:22. PenaltiesMacIntyre, Edm, major (fighting), 2:28; Boogaard, NYR, major (fighting), 2:28; Gaborik, NYR (interference), 3:07; MacIntyre, Edm, major (fighting), 8:46; Boogaard, NYR, major (fighting), 8:46; Fraser, Edm, misconduct, 11:18; Smid, Edm, major-misconduct (fighting), 11:18; Stortini, Edm, major-game misconduct (fighting), 11:18; Peckham, Edm, minor-major-misconduct-game misconduct (roughing, fighting), 11:18; Avery, NYR, minor-major-misconduct (roughing, fighting), 11:18; Boyle, NYR, major-game misconduct (fighting), 11:18; Prust, NYR, major-game misconduct (fighting), 11:18; Dubinsky, NYR, misconduct, 11:18; Cogliano, Edm (boarding), 14:54. Shots on GoalEdmonton 4-9-8—21. N.Y. Rangers 7-16-8—31. Power-play opportunitiesEdmonton 0 of 3; N.Y. Rangers 0 of 2. GoaliesEdmonton, Khabibulin 4-9-1 (31 shots-23 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Biron 3-2-0 (21-19). A17,658 (18,200). T2:32.

at Capitals 3 1 2 6
Thrashers 1 3 0 4

First Period1, Washington, Ovechkin 10 (Backstrom, Sloan), 1:30. 2, Washington, Green 5 (Fehr, Knuble), 9:43 (pp). 3, Atlanta, Peverley 3 (Enstrom, Antropov), 13:14 (pp). 4, Washington, Semin 13 (Ovechkin, Sloan), 18:57. PenaltiesEager, Atl (slashing), 7:44; Knuble, Was (holding), 11:19; Semin, Was (hooking), 12:31.

Second Period5, Atlanta, Ladd 7 (Bergfors), 1:12. 6, Washington, Hendricks 3 (Green, Schultz), 2:23. 7, Atlanta, Little 2 (Kane, Stewart), 3:07. 8, Atlanta, Little 3 (Ladd), 9:00 (sh). PenaltiesBoulton, Atl, served by Bergfors, minor-major (roughing, fighting), 8:19; Erskine, Was, major (fighting), 8:19; Sopel, Atl (holding), 16:23; Burmistrov, Atl (roughing), 16:23; Green, Was (slashing), 16:23.

Third Period9, Washington, Erskine 2 (Steckel, Bradley), 13:11. 10, Washington, Steckel 2, 19:23 (en). PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalAtlanta 7-13-7—27. Washington 12-8-13—33. Power-play opportunitiesAtlanta 1 of 2; Washington 1 of 3. GoaliesAtlanta, Mason (16 shots-12 saves), Pavelec 1-3-2 (2:23 second, 16-15). Washington, Neuvirth 11-3-0 (27-23). A18,398 (18,398). T2:34.

at Blackhawks 1 1 0 1 3
Ducks 1 0 1 0 2

First Period1, Chicago, Kane 7 (P.Sharp, Hossa), 3:37 (pp). 2, Anaheim, Perry 7, 4:34. PenaltiesLydman, Ana (hooking), 3:26; Hossa, Chi (interference), 11:38.

Second Period3, Chicago, Hossa 8 (Kane, Seabrook), 11:24 (pp). PenaltiesVoros, Ana (interference), 3:38; Anaheim bench, served by Palmieri (too many men), 9:49; Perry, Ana (tripping), 13:58.

Third Period4, Anaheim, Perry 8 (Fowler), 3:36. PenaltiesKopecky, Chi (boarding), 19:07.

Overtime5, Chicago, Stalberg 6 (Keith, Campbell), 4:32. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalAnaheim 10-6-7-3—26. Chicago 13-16-9-5—43. Power-play opportunitiesAnaheim 0 of 2; Chicago 2 of 4. GoaliesAnaheim, Hiller 8-5-2 (43 shots-40 saves). Chicago, Crawford 2-4-0 (26-24). A21,244 (19,717). T2:23.

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