Devils Choke Big Against Canadiens 4-3

Flyers stay perfect against Penguins, Bruins ice Islanders
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 24, 2008 11:00 PM CST
Montreal Canadiens' Michael Komisarek (8) checks New Jersey Devils' Brian Gionta to the ice in the third period of NHL hockey Thursday night, Jan 24, 2008, at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Devils coughed up a third-period two-goal lead in their last game before the All-Star break, losing 4-3 to the Canadiens. Montreal's Chris Higgins flipped the game-winner out of a scrum in front of the net; Brian Smolinski also had two goals. Cristobal Huet turned away just 10 shots in the win. Also in hockey:

  • The Flyers continued to dominate their intra-state rivals, the now Crosby-less Penguins, in a contentious 4-3 squabble; Philly is now 4-0 in the season series.
  • The Bruins cruised past the Islanders 4-1, dealing New York just its first road loss in five games.