Adam Graves's goal with 34 seconds left in overtime last night gave host New York a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, snapping the Rangers' seven-game winless streak.
Theoren Fleury set up the game-winner by skating over the Toronto blueline, moving across the ice and sending a pass to Graves, who one-timed his 14th goal past Curtis Joseph.
It was the fifth time in six games--and 10th in 14 contests--that the Rangers went into overtime. The Rangers, 0-4-3 with one regulation tie in their previous seven, had not won since beating Tampa Bay in overtime on Dec. 19.
Mats Sundin pulled Toronto into a 2-2 tie at 5 minutes 7 seconds of the third period. Sundin took a crisp pass from Tie Domi, between Rangers defenseman Kevin Hatcher's legs, and slipped the puck past Mike Richter from point-blank range for his 17th goal.
STARS 3, PREDATORS 1: Mike Keane's go-ahead goal 43 seconds into the final period ended the Predators' franchise-best eight-game unbeaten streak.
Keane's shot from the right circle glanced off Tomas Vokoun's glove and over the line for his sixth goal.
Guy Carbonneau, who assisted on Keane's goal, scored his fifth with 4.9 seconds left into an empty net as Dallas won its fourth straight.
DEVILS 3, PENGUINS 1: New Jersey's neutral-zone trap kept Jaromir Jagr scoreless and the Devils beat host Pittsburgh on a Randy McKay goal for the second time in less than a month.
Jagr, the NHL scoring leader, had four goals and five assists in two games. But, slowed by the trap and a sore upper leg that kept him out of practice Tuesday, he was held without a point for the sixth time in 38 games.
Coach Herb Brooks was unhappy the Penguins kept trying to play their uptempo style against a team that clearly wouldn't let them.
"We're trying to paint the Sistine Chapel, and we should be trying to paint the garage," Brooks said.
AVALANCHE 4, FLAMES 0: In Denver, Adam Deadmarsh scored three goals, Peter Forsberg had three assists and rookie Marc Denis recorded his second career shutout.
SHARKS 1, OILERS 1: Tommy Salo made 32 saves to help host Edmonton to the tie.