It was a trifecta of losses for local hockey teams. The Rangers fell to the Edmonton Oilers, 2-0, AND Henrik Lundqvist left the game early. But the goalie says, "It's nothing serious. I have been having some trouble with my skate, it was getting worse the last couple of days, and by the third period I was just thinking about the pain when I need to be focusing on the puck."

The Devils lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, a game which also featured Peter Sykora in the penalty box for a penalty actually committed by Patrik Elias. And the Islanders fell to the Panthers, 4-2.