The Devils won that series in six games, and they still had the Rangers’ number in getting 24 saves from Martin Brodeur.
PENGUINS 4, ISLANDERS 2
In Uniondale, N.Y., James Neal staked Pittsburgh to an early lead, and Marc-Andre Fleury and the rest of the team then held on to beat New York.
Pittsburgh looked plenty comfortable when it took a 3-0 lead 1:44 into the third period on Brandon Sutter’s goal, but the Islanders stormed back just as it seemed they would be shut out at home for the second game in a row.
MAPLE LEAFS 3, CAPITALS 2
In Washington, James Van Riemsdyk scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season, while Korbinian Holzer scored on just the fourth shot of his NHL career. Toronto is 4-1 on the road – and only 1-4 at home.
KINGS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2
In Columbus, Ohio, Mike Richards provided late insurance with his first goal of the season and Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots to lead Los Angeles.
FLAMES 4, RED WINGS 1
In Detroit, Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist to lead Calgary.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 19 saves before being replaced by Leland Irving to start the third period because of a lower-body injury.
SENATORS 4, SABRES 3
In Ottawa, Chris Neil scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the second period and Craig Anderson made 20 saves for the Senators, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
FLYERS 2, LIGHTNING 1
In Philadelphia, Tom Sestito scored his first two goals in three years to lead the Flyers.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 21 saves, shutting down the NHL’s highest-scoring team to help the Flyers win their second game in a row and improve to 4-6.
PREDATORS 6, BLUES 1
In St. Louis, Martin Erat had a goal and two assists, Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots and Nashville broke out of a season-long scoring slump with three first-period goals.
JETS 3, PANTHERS 2 (OT)
In Winnipeg, Bryan Little scored on a power play to lift the Jets. Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart also scored for the Jets.
Jonathan Huberdeau and Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers.