Photograph of Rangers Brandon Dubinsky and Jaromir Jagr celebrating Dubinsky's first period goal, with Hurricane Bret Hedican looking on, by Karl B DeBlake/AP
  • Rangers 4 Carolina 2: It was the perfect blend of the old and the new for New York on Thursday. Brandon Dubinsky got things started for the Rangers with a great backhand off of the pretty feed from Jaromir Jagr. Sean Avery came off the bench at the right time to grab the puck and score a goal right before the first period ended to make it 2-0. It was 3-2 in the third when Nigel Dawes fed Brendan Shanahan with a perfect cross-ice pass to make it 4-2 and clinch the win.
  • Islanders 5 Atlanta 4: The Islanders jumped out to a 3-0 lead and then went to sleep, giving up three-consecutive goals to tie it up at 3. But, New York woke up and Mike Comrie put them ahead 4-3, only to see Atlanta tie things up very late in the third. Josef Vasicek made a great play in the corner and fed Trent Hunter with a perfect pass to provide the game-winner at 1:09 of overtime.
  • Nets 120 Milwaukee 106: Who needs Jason Kidd? Devin Harris made his Nets debut a memorable one scoring 21 points and adding five assists. Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson added 19 each in the win.