Rangers top Islanders
With the teams skating four-on-four and the Rangers taking advantage of a delayed penalty, Brassard took a cross-zone feed from defenseman Marc Staal and fired a shot past Evgeni Nabokov to give his team a 2-1 lead.
Brad Richards provided insurance with 5:01 remaining, ripping a drive in off Nabokov, and Ryan McDonagh added an empty-net goal with 1 second left.
Staal had two assists and Henrik Lundqvist made 38 saves for the Rangers, who have won three straight and six of eight.
Alexander Semin added an empty-netter with 1:04 left and Nathan Gerbe scored on an early power play.
They helped the Hurricanes win their fifth in six games to remain in the mix in the crowded Metropolitan Division.
The Toronto Maple Leafs traded defenseman Mark Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers for forwards Cameron Abney and the rights to restricted free agent Teemu Hartikainen. Fraser appeared in 19 games for Toronto this season and hadn't dressed for the last 11. - AP