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  • Rangers 4 Carolina 2: Putting Gomez on the top line certainly looked like a smart decision Wednesday. Gomez fed Jarmoir Jagr, helping him get nine shots and setting him up on both of his goals in the Rangers’ win. Chris Drury and Dan Girardi also scored for New York.

    The game was stopped midway through the second period after an ugly collision between Colton Orr and former Ranger Matt Cullen. Cullen took this worst of it as he was momentarily knocked unconscious and had to leave the game. While it didn’t look intentional, the referee assessed an interference penalty and a game misconduct on Orr. Orr should expect to hear from the league office in Toronto shortly.

  • Orlando 110 Knicks 96: The great lineup shuffle occurred, but the choices are hard to understand. Instead of benching Eddy Curry, Zach Randolph was sent to the pine in favor of David Lee. And, Quentin Richardson was moved to the two spot with Jared Jeffries starting at the three. Curry rewarded his coach’s faith with two quick fouls in the first three minutes of the game and spent almost the entire remainder of the contest on the bench. Now we will have to see if Curry returns to the starting lineup Sunday.

  • Islanders 4 Toronto 3 (OT): Richard Park busted out of the penalty box, grabbed the puck and put it on net. While he didn’t score, his shot left a big rebound that Mike Comrie stuffed home for a dramatic win. Unfortunately, all the news is not good for the Islanders as Rick DiPietro had to leave the game after one period with what is being described as an “undetermined knee injury”.

  • Detroit 101 Nets 83: New Jersey kept it close through the first half, but Richard Hamilton and the Pistons proved to be too much.


Photograph of the New York Rangers' Colton Orr leaving the ice after a fight with Carolina Hurricane Mike Commodore by Frank Franklin/AP