Derek Stapan played the hero as the Rangers dumped the Lightning, 4-2, to bring their winning streak to five. Ruslan Fedotenko, Artem Anisimov and Brad Richards (empty net) had the other goals. The Rangers are 12-2-0 in their last 14 games and continued their impressive start. For the second straight game, they came from to behind. They trailed by margins of 1-0 and 2-1 before Animisov tied the game and Stapan broke that tie.

The Devils, who lost, 4-2, in Winnipeg, are not doing as well. They have lost four straight. Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias had the goals. ilya kovalchuk heard it from the crowd, but as he pointed out, he is part of the reason the Jets are the Jets and in Winnipeg. His leaving the Thrashers didn't help them stay in Atlanta.