• Islanders 3 Buffalo 2 (Shootout): The Islanders took it to the limit, blowing a 2-0 lead and prevailing in the eight round of the shootout. New York built a two-goal lead 15 minutes into the second period, but Buffalo cut that deficit in half 21 seconds later. They added a goal midway through the third period to tie things up and eventually the game went to overtime. And that’s where Trent Hunter proved to be the hero with his goal in the eighth round. Rick DiPietro earned his first win of the year with 31 saves.

  • Colorado 3 Devils 1: The Devils kept shooting, but Craig Anderson was ready. Anderson stopped 37-of-38 shots, allowing only a goal to Rob Niedermayer as the Devils fell in Colorado.

  • St. Louis 4 Rangers 1: Brian Boyle scored on a bad Blues’ turnover, but that was all the scoring the Rangers could do (again). St. Louis netted three in the third for the win.

  • Detroit 94 Knicks 90: A disasterous second period did in New York. The Pistons outscored them 28-13 and held off a late New York charge for the win. David Lee had another double-double with 26 points and 17 rebounds.