Henrik Lundqvist will never be mistaken for Billy Smith. But, every goalie has their boiling point and Joe Vitale's antics in front of Lundqvist caused Henrik to reach his. Lundqvist took his stick and slashed at Vitale and also threw a punch. His efforts earned him a two-minute minor, one of eleven penalties called in the first period.
It was the second period where the Rangers went to work. Trailing 1-0 entering the frame, New York scored four-straight goals and ended up with a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Brad Richards led the Rangers with a goal and two assists while Ryan Callahan and Marian Gaborik each had a goal and an assist.
Al Montoya led the Islanders to a 2-1 victory over Buffalo with 30 saves. Matt Moulson and Brian Rolston scored for New York.