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Photograph of Toronto Maple Leafs' John Mitchell and Jason Blake celebrating a goal behind Rangers goalie Steve Valiquette by Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/AP

  • Toronto 5 Rangers 2: A hockey game lasts 60 minutes, that’s a painful lesson the Rangers learned Saturday night. A good win turned into a terrible loss in a matter of minutes as the Rangers gave up five goals in the last seven minutes of the third period. Toronto dominated the final period, outshooting the Rangers 17-4, catching New York napping when it mattered.
  • Montreal 5 Islanders 4: Third periods matter, that’s something the Islanders need to learn as well. Up 4-1, New York saw Montreal score four-straight goals to earn a huge comeback win.
  • Devils 6 Atlanta 1: Yes, they won, but what was the cost? Martin Brodeur left the game in the second period with an elbow injury and the Devils will just have to hold their breath. Zach Parise had two goals to lead New Jersey.
  • Red Bulls 1 Houston 1: If the Bulls want to advance, they will now have to outscore Houston when they play next Sunday.