- Detroit 5 Rangers 4 (OT): When is a point an actual victory? In this game it was as New York fell behind 1-0 after 28 seconds and 2-0 within five minutes before actually rallying for a 4-3 lead. But, the Rangers couldn’t keep up the intensity as they allowed the Red Wings to tie the game up with time running down. (Note to the NHL, who decided that the Rangers would need to open in Europe and then return to the US and play six games in nine nights?) Marian Hossa scored the game-winner 22 seconds into OT to send New York home with a loss that looks an awful lot like a win.
- Devils 4 Washington 3 (Shootout): New Jersey scored two goals in the third period to tie the game and then Zach Parise scored the only goal in the shootout to win it.
- Florida 2 Islanders 0: New York kept up the pressure, registering 31 shots, but they couldn’t crack Tomas Vokoun. Florida scored 24 seconds into the game and added another goal in the second period.
- Red Bulls 3 Crew 1: They needed this one. Juan Pablo Angel scored twice and the Red Bulls picked up some big points as they battle for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
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