The New York Rangers may not be able to score on the power play. There's nothing wrong with them otherwise, though. Stephane Quintal's tie-breaking slap shot from the right point with 2:46 to go lifted the Rangers to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y., yesterday.
The Islanders, who trailed 2-0 before tying the game with 7 minutes 26 seconds left, suffered their sixth straight loss to their rivals.
"It's disheartening for the whole team to work that hard and to fight back, only to have that happen," Islanders defenseman Jamie Heward said. "They got a couple of breaks and bounces and that was the game."
The Rangers are 3 for 33 on the power play for the season, and 0 for 17 on the road.
* DEVILS 2, SENATORS 2: Bobby Holik scored with less than three minutes remaining in regulation to lift New Jersey to a tie with host Ottawa.
"This is one of the hottest teams in the NHL," Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur said. "And this is a building where we have a lot of history in the last couple of years."
The tie increased Ottawa's franchise-best start to 4-0-1, and kept the Senators as one of three undefeated teams.
* PREDATORS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2: Rookie David Legwand broke a tie with his first NHL goal with 1:03 left in the third period as Nashville beat host Toronto. The loss came on the same day the Maple Leafs learned that team captain Mats Sundin has a broken right ankle and will be out for six weeks.
Legwand's goal broke a 2-2 tie and Robert Valicevic added an insurance goal with 45 seconds left to help the Predators win their first game of the season.
* COYOTES 2, SABRES 2: Travis Green scored an unassisted goal for visiting Phoenix with 4.6 seconds left in regulation to earn a tie with winless Buffalo.
Michal Grosek had sent Buffalo ahead 2-1 in the third period, but Green's shot from an extremely low angle deflected off Buffalo defenseman Alexei Zhitnik's skate and wobbled underneath Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek.
* MIGHTY DUCKS 5, SHARKS 3: Fredrik Olausson and Oleg Tverdovsky scored 53 seconds apart in the final minute of the first period during two-man advantages as host Anaheim beat San Jose.
Tverdovsky, Marty McInnis and Steve Rucchin each had a goal and an assist, Matt Cullen had a goal and Teemu Selanne had three assists for the Ducks, who survived a favorable video review after San Jose's Ron Sutter scored what appeared to be the tying goal with 3 1/2 minutes left in the second period.
* AVALANCHE 3, BRUINS 3: It didn't take Colorado goaltender Marc Denis too long to show that he belongs in the NHL.
In his first start of the season, Denis stopped 44 shots and Milan Hejduk added two goals to help the Avalanche earn a tie with the Bruins in Boston.
"You've got to get into a groove," said Denis, who made his fifth career NHL start. "That's the only way for a goaltender to survive in this league."
* HURRICANES 3, FLAMES 3: Cory Stillman scored with 3:53 left in the third period to cap a three-goal comeback as host Calgary earned a tie with Carolina.
With the tie, Calgary became the last NHL team to earn its first point of the season after losing its first three games.
CAPTION: Linesman Greg Devorski watches referee Stephen Walkom hit the ice during game between New Jersey Devils and Senators in Ottawa; teams tied, 2-2.