• Rangers 5 Ottawa 2: The Senators may be in a funk of late, but they still have the best record in the Eastern Conference. That may not last for too much longer as the Rangers beat Ottawa soundly Saturday afternoon, scoring three goals in the first period and forcing a goaltending change.

    Everything seemed to work for New York as the power play scored twice, Brendan Shanahan had two goals and Blair Betts even got an empty-net goal for his first of the year. Lundqvist was brilliant again, stopping 31 shots and Marc Staal and Dan Girardi had strong games on defense. The win and the Philadelphia loss puts the Rangers into sole possession of first place.

  • Nets 94 Philadelphia 92 (OT): New Jersey overcame a 16-point deficit at halftime thanks to 24 points from Vince Carter and 23 from Richard Jefferson.
  • Islanders 0 Atlanta 4: Atlanta scored 34 second into the game and didn’t stop there, getting four goals in the first to blitz Wade Dubielewicz who was starting in place of Rick DiPietro and New York never recovered.