Devils Can't Solve Islanders in 3-1 Loss
Rangers sheath Sabres, Flyers leash Panthers in NHL
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 17, 2008 12:18 AM CST
New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro, right, is congratulated by teammates after defeating the New Jersey Devils 3-1 during an NHL hockey game at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Wednesday, Jan...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Islanders extended their unlikely domination of the Devils and Rick DiPietro played masterfully, stopping 37 of 38 shots in New York's 3-1 win. DiPietro's 15-for-16 third period was a gem, including a save of a point-blank would-be equalizer with 90 seconds left. Bill Guerin's two goals proved the difference. In other Eastern games:

  • Buffalo stumbled to their tenth straight loss, losing 2-1 to the Rangers in Madison Square Garden despiting Ryan Miller's notching 33 saves.
  • Philadelphia jumped out to first-quarter 4-1 lead and stud backup goalie Antero Niittymaki made it stand against Florida, 5-3.