After seven straight wins, the Rangers saw their streak end in quiet fashion with a 4-0 loss at Montreal. Martin Biron took his first loss after three straight wins, but he didn't get much help. The Rangers had 17 shots but couldn't find their way by Carey Price. Losses are a rare thing for the Rangers, but this was the only the third time the Rangers trailed entering the third period.

Martin Brodeur lost his shutout bid in the third period, but the Devils still beat Canadiens, 4-2. David Clarkson had a goal and an assist, and Patrik Elias had his eighth goal of the season. Dainius Zubrus got the scoring started just 1:09 into the game.

Things didn't go so well for the Islanders, who lost, 6-0, to the Bruins. They had all their 22 shots turned aside by Tim Thomas. By the time the first period ended, the Islanders were down, 3-0, and the game was effectively over.