• Rangers 2 Philadelphia 0: Stephen Valiquette certainly likes playing in Philadelphia. Last time he was there he shutout the Flyers and this time he provided the same result. While Valiquette’s play was solid, the game was highlighted by hard hits and a lot of fighting, including a major scrum in the second period.

    Nigel Dawes got the Rangers on the board near the end of the third period as he converted a power play chance. Scott Gomez who assisted on the first goal followed with a goal of his own, setup by a great screen from Chris Drury at 3:53 of the second. Then the fights started, a linesman took a skate to the face but the Rangers and Valiquette kept their focus and got the win.

  • Knicks 99 Bucks 98: The Knicks rallied from a 17-point deficit late in the third quarter with a 34-14 run to win the game. Malik Rose provided some key rebounds down the stretch and Jamal Crawford had 30 points to lead New York.
  • Minnesota 4 Islanders 3 (OT): Brian Rolston had two goals, including the game-tying tally and Brent Burns fired home the winner at 2:34 of OT.
  • Devils 6 Carolina 1: The Devils jumped out early and scored often, blitzing the Hurricanes with four goals in the first on their way to a laugher. Paul Martin scored his second of the game in the second period and New Jersey added one more goal later to wrap up the win.