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NEW YORK — New York (AP) Dany Hodge scored two goals and added an assist as the New York Islanders (13-15-3, 11 points) defeated the Minnesota Wild (13.00, 10 points) 2-1 on Friday night.

The Islanders won for the third time in five games and fourth time overall in 11.

The Wild have dropped four straight.

Dany is tied for fourth on the Islanders with six points in his past seven games.

Hodge had a goal and an assist in the Islanders’ 4-3 victory.

It was the Islanders third straight win and first in back-to-back games since March 24-26.

The last time they won back- to-back, they lost 3-1 at Philadelphia.

The Flyers, who have won five of six, are 1-2-1 since their March 18-20 visit to New York.

“I’m excited about playing here, the players, the coaching staff and the city,” Hodge said.

“It’s a great place to play and I’m ready to get going.”

Matt Read scored twice for the Wild, who outshot the Islanders 35-20.

J.T. Compher scored his fourth goal of the season, his fourth in two games.

“We’re going to have to get back to doing what we’re supposed to do.

It’s tough to go out and win games like we did tonight, especially when you’re going against teams like the Wild,” Wild coach John Tortorella said.

The teams have split five meetings this season.

Wild goalie Jonas Brodin stopped 31 of 32 shots, allowing two goals on 16 shots in his first start since Nov. 10.

Brodin has stopped 26 of the 36 shots he has faced this season in Minnesota.

The Rangers were 0-3-0 in the series since the season opener.

The NHL’s oldest franchise has won four of the past five meetings with Minnesota.