Tim Thomas blanked the opposition for the first time this season and fifth time in his career, stopping all 31 Washington shots in a 2-0 home victory. Zdeno Chara had an assist and the insurance goal, and the Boston defense muffled formerly red-hot Alexander Ovechkin, halting his seven-game scoring streak. In other hockey news:
- The Panthers edged the Islanders in overtime, 4-3, on Jassen Cullimore's game-winner—despite New York goalie Rick DiPietro's unexplained mid-game equipment switch.
- Michael Ryder satisfied fans and played aggressive for once, scoring twice in the Canadiens' 6-3 win over the Lightning.