DiPietro Earns 100th NHL Win Against NYR

Panthers down Capitals in OT, Kovalchuk scores NHL-Best 17th goal in Atlanta win
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2007 11:39 PM CST
New York Rangers' Jaromir Jagr, left, of the Czech Republic, takes a shot on New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro during the second period of the NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at Madison Square...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The New York Islanders Rick DiPietro only had to stop 18 shots to earn his 100th NHL victory in a 2-1 win against the Rangers.  Goals from Ruslan Fedotenko and Josef Vasicek were enough to give the Islanders the win; Michal Rozsival netted the Rangers lone goal. The Islanders are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games against the Blueshirts, reports the AP.

Elsewhere in the Eastern Conference:

  • Olli Jokinen had two goals and goalie Tomas Vokoun had 27 saves to help the Florida Panthers snap a four-game road losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals.
  •  The Thrashers beat the Lightning 4-3 in overtime on Todd White’s power play goal midway through the extra period. Ilya Kovalchuk netted his NHL-leading 17th goal for Atlanta.