Jaromir Jagr lost his teeth then found the net.
Bloodied in the mouth in the second period by either the puck or an errant stick, the Rangers captain netted the winning goal in the third period of New York's 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night at Madison Square Garden.
NHL officials closely reviewed videotape more than an hour after the game to see if the shot got through cleanly or was deflected in by teammate Brendan Shanahan.
Shanahan scored a power-play goal 2:44 later to stretch the lead to 3-1 and give him his second of the season - one fewer than Jagr.
"Broken skate, broken glove, broken teeth. What a night," said Jagr, who has two goals in two games. "Break my skate, first period. Second, my glove. Then my teeth.
"I didn't see myself yet. It's Halloween [tomorrow]. I don't have to buy a mask."
There were smiles all around the Rangers dressing room after the game that produced as many goals as they'd scored in four previous contests combined.
The late goals secured New York's second win in seven games (2-4-1). Nigel Dawes netted the first for the Rangers, who have an NHL-low 19 in 11 games.
Vincent Lecavalier netted his sixth on a second-period penalty shot, but the Lightning - 5-0-1 at home - fell to 0-4 on the road. Their best player was Johan Holmqvist, who made 32 saves but couldn't overcome four penalties taken by teammates in the third.
"We don't deserve anything. We spend more time looking at referees for calls, instead of playing," Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella said in an expletive-filled tirade. "It's very frustrating to see one guy show up."
Sharks 4, Stars 2 - Devin Setoguchi scored two goals in the third period of his first NHL game to help visiting San Jose overtake Dallas.
Setoguchi, the eighth overall pick in 2005, tied the game at 2 when he beat Dallas goalie Marty Turco midway through the third.
Two minutes 34 seconds later, he took a pass in front of the net from Joe Thornton, who had two assists, and put the Sharks ahead to stay.
Capitals 7, Maple Leafs 1 - Alexander Ovechkin scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season, and five Washington players got their first in a victory at Toronto.
Brian Sutherby, Matt Bradley, Jeff Schultz, Matt Pettinger, and Boyd Gordon also scored for the Capitals, and center Michael Nylander had three assists.
Alexei Ponikarovsky scored for the Maple Leafs, who have allowed an NHL-high 51 goals. Andrew Raycroft replaced goalie Vesa Toskala after Washington's fourth goal.