Yet again, the Rangers had a winning streak snapped. That's becoming a theme this season. (But that's not really a bad thing.) They fell, 4-1, in Washington in a playoff rematch. Marian Gaborik, who had scored in each of the Rangers' five wins, did not have a goal in this game. Brandon Dubinsky scored for only the third time this season toat ward the end of the first period. The Rangers fell behind for good when Ryan McDonagh helped screen Martin Biron on Troy Brouwer's tiebreaking goal. Biron made 23 saves while giving Henrik Lundqvist a rest.

Petr Sykora and Patrik Elias made quite the team. Elias assisted on both of Sykora's goals in a 3-1 win over the Sabres. Zach Parise had the other goal for New Jersey.

Once upon a time, Knicks-Warriors games would see both teams score well over 100 points. Not this season. With former Knick Mark Jackson coaching Golden State, the Warriors took care of the Knicks, 92-78. The only West Coast trip of the year did not get off to a good start. Carmelo Antony and Amar'e Stoudemire combined to go 8-for-27 from the floor. They had 29 between them after scoring 58 against the Celtics on Christmas. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni described the team's offense as "awful." The Knicks also play the Kings and Lakers on this trip.