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Jets suffer first loss of season

By Allan Kreda THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK—Though it only was their third game of the season, the N.Y. Islanders felt a great sense of relief yesterday.

John Tavares had a power-play goal and added two assists as the Islanders beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 to earn their first victory in Brooklyn.

Rangers draw first blood on Jays

TORONTO—Advantage Texas Rangers.

The underdog AL West champions, no strangers to being written off, spoiled the Blue Jays’ long-awaited return to the post-season yesterday afternoon by beating Toronto ace David Price en route to a 5-3 win.

Rangers’ manager Jeff Banister sent Cole Hamels, his marquee man, to the mound this afternoon to face Marcus Stroman in Game 2.