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  • Rangers 4 Pittsburgh 2: That’s not a misprint, the Rangers really scored four goals tonight. Scott Gomez got things started for New York with a goal 7:35 into the game. But, Pittsburgh came right back and tied things on a Sergei Gonchar slap shot. But, Sean Avery did what he does best, get under opponents’ skin and he goaded Gary Roberts into a double minor. Roberts should know better and his mistake setup Michal Rozsival’s power-play goal and gave New York a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

    Avery added a power play goal of his own and Brandon Dubinsky, who has done a great job centering Jagr’s line, got the first goal of his NHL career. The win brings the Rangers to 8-2 at home, but with six of the next seven on the road, they will need to improve on their abysmal 0-5-1 record away from MSG to keep the momentum going.

  • Devils 4 Philadelphia 1: The Devils gave up the first goal of the game, but stormed back with three in the first period, including two within 18 seconds of each other, to stomp the Flyers Thursday night. It was a classic performance by New Jersey as they held Philadelphia to 14 shots while getting 39 of their own.
  • Nets 87 Washington 85: The Wizards jumped out to a 16-2 lead and had a 20-point lead, but left the Izod Center still looking for their first win of the year. Richard Jefferson was fouled grabbing a rebound of Vince Carter’s miss and his two free throws proved to be the difference. Unfortunately, Jason Collins’ scoring streak was stopped at one game.