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  1. Islanders 2 Rangers 0: There is a big problem at MSG and this one has nothing to do with Isiah Thomas. The Rangers dropped their sixth-straight game Tuesday night with Rick DiPietro stopping all 28 shots he faced.

    Defensively, it was another bad night for the club as the Islanders launched 38 shots and controlled play at both ends of the ice. Darius Kasparitis had only 10 minutes of ice time and looked lost. On the plus side, Thomas Pock looked good, but the Rangers need to figure out how to fix things quickly.

  2. Devils 3 Pittsburgh 0: Martin Brodeur had 26 saves while the New Jersey defense held Sidney Crosby to only 2 shots in the win.
  3. Detroit 92 Nets 91: New Jersey had their chances, but Chauncey Billups hit two free throws with under 10 seconds left and the refs chose not to call a foul on Rasheed Wallace as time expired. With the loss, the Nets are still only a half-game from the lead of the woeful Atlantic Division.
  4. Randy Johnson may be traded: And you thought Christmas was over!