Rick DiPietro earned his 100th NHL victory with an 18-save effort last night and the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers for the third time this season, 2-1, at Madison Square Garden.
DiPietro, the first goalie ever drafted No. 1 when the Islanders took the Boston University product in 2000, followed up a 1-0 win Friday against New Jersey with another stellar performance against Long Island's biggest rival.
DiPietro earned his 10th victory over New York and snapped the Rangers' winning streak at five, but he chose not to dwell on the milestone.
"It means I've been in the league a couple of years, I guess," said DiPietro, in the second season of a 15-year contract with the Islanders. "It's a long way to go and hopefully a lot more wins."
Ruslan Fedotenko and Josef Vasicek staked the Islanders to a 2-0 lead in the second period.
Michal Rozsival scored for the Rangers, who got 22 saves from Henrik Lundqvist.
Blues 2, Predators 1 - Paul Kariya had a goal and an assist against his former team, leading host St. Louis to the victory.
Brad Boyes scored his team-leading 12th goal for the Blues, who have won four straight.
Kariya, who played the last two seasons with the Predators, broke a scoreless tie in the second.
He tipped Erik Johnson's shot from the point between the pads of Nashville goalie Chris Mason at 9:32 for a power-play goal.
Thrashers 4, Lightning 3 - Todd White scored a power-play goal with 2:11 left in overtime to lift host Atlanta over Tampa Bay
Ilya Kovalchuk had his NHL-best 17th goal for the Thrashers, who withstood another terrific effort by Vincent Lecavalier to earn their third straight win.
Lecavalier had a goal and an assist for the Lightning to extend his multipoint streak to eight games.
Senators 4, Canadiens 2 -Dany Heatley had a goal and two assists and Jason Spezza added three assists for visiting Ottawa.
Patrick Eaves, Chris Neil, and Chris Kelly also scored for the Senators, who had lost two of four - including 3-0 in Toronto Saturday - after getting off to a 13-1-0 start.
Stars 3, Kings 0 - Steve Ott scored a rare goal for host Dallas, and Mike Smith stopped 22 shots for his fourth career shutout.
Ott, known more as an instigator than for his goal-scoring, notched his 12th in 214 career games late in the second period to put Dallas in front.
Panthers 4, Capitals 3 - Olli Jokinen had two goals and Florida edged Washington to end a four-game road losing streak.