The Rangers pulled into a tie for first in the Atlantic with a 4-2 win over Philadelphia. Derek Stepan and Ruslan Fedotenko scored in the second period to put New York up 2-0 and Marian Gaborik added a huge goal early in the third to give the Rangers an insurmountable lead. Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves, including 11 in the third period to earn the win.
The Devils blew a 3-0 lead in the third period, but pulled out a 4-3 win over Washington in the shootout. Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored in the shootout while Martin Brodeur stopped both shots he faced for the win.
Toronto torched Evgeni Nabokov for three goals in the first twelve minutes of the game and held on for a 5-3 win over the Islanders. Frans Nielsen made things interesting with a goal in the second period that cut the Maple Leafs' lead to one. Toronto came right back with a goal of their own, but John Tavares netted his 11th of the year to make it 4-3 in the third. That was as close as the Islanders got as they failed to tie the game despite dominating the third period.