• Giants 45, Redskins 12: This game ended when the Giants took the kickoff and went on a 16-play scoring drive that took nine minutes and 13 seconds. They needed a win, and they got one by playing like they did at the beginning of the season, which, coincidentally, is when they played the easy part of their schedule. Eli Manning threw for three scores, and Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for two more -- the first two of the game. The Giants still trail the Cowboys and Packers for the wild-card playoff berths in the NFC, but they have a decent shot at catching them. New York finishes against Carolina at home and then at Minnesota. It needs two wins and help, but it could get all three.
  • Devils 4, Penguins 0: By holding the defending champions scoreless, Martin Brodeur broke the NHL record for shutouts, passing Terry Sawchuk's 103. He made 35 saves and reaped the benefits of goals from Bryce Salvador, Niclas Bergfors, Patrik Elias and Mark Fraser. Brodeur is now the NHL record-holder for appearances by a goalie, wins (he got there faster because of shootout wins) and shutouts. This performance came only two days after he was pulled in a loss to Atlanta.
  • Rangers 3, Hurricanes 1: Marian Gaborik scored his league-leading 25th goal to help the Rangers avoid the embarrassment of losing to Carolina. The Rangers have won three straight.
  • Lightning 4, Islanders 2: The Islanders lead 1-0 and 2-1 but gave up two power-play goals in the third period to fall. Trent Hunter (on the power play himself) and Nate Thompson had the goals in the loss.