• Senators 3, Rangers 2: Losing a game after holding a 2-0 lead in the second period is hard enough, but when the opponents' go-ahead goal touches your stick last before going in the net, it especially burns. That's what happened Tuesday. Marek Malik deflected a shot past Henrik Lundqvist in the third period, ending a seven-game points streak for the Rangers. This was their 21st one-goal loss this season, which could be bad luck but could be something else.

  • Canadiens 5, Islanders 3: The Islanders lost the game, but they also lost Rick DiPietro, who left the game with an apparent head injury. They have just one win in four games as the season hits the home stretch.

  • Nets 112, Hornets 108: Richard Jefferson looks like he's back. He scored 26, added six rebounds and three assists as the Nets held off the Hornets. The Nets let Chris Paul run wild to the tune of 26 points, but they still had enough punch to hold their ground at the end.