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.