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  1. Islanders 4, Rangers 3: Kevin Weekes didn't fill in too well for Henrik Lundqvist, and the Islanders handed the Rangers their third straight loss. The Rangers still lead the Atlantic Division, but the last three games have probably been their worst of the season. Weekes needs to take some of the blame; he's allowed 10 goals in the last 54 shots against him. But it's not all the goalie's fault. Teams that get outscored 19-6 don't get to hide behind poor goalie play. Even though they only lost by one goal, the Rangers trailed throughout and took bad penalties. Their next four games are on the road.

  2. Thrashers 4, Devils 3 (SO): Too bad Devils power plays end up with goals being scored by both teams. New Jersey gave up two short-handed goals -- both to Marian Hossa -- en route to a shootout loss at home to Atlanta. Sergei Brylin's goal, New Jersey's first, shows the offense with the man advantage is working, but the Devils still got caught red-handed twice.