The Islanders dropped their fifth straight at home, this time versus the formerly slumping Senators, 5-2. Rick DiPietro, who started in goal for the Eastern All-Star team, stopped 21 of 26, and New York failed to strike until down 3-0 late in the second period. Martin Berger silenced 23 shots. Also in hockey:
- Formerly 0-18-0 when trailing in the third period, the Coyotes finally had a successful rally, scoring three to dump the Blue Jackets 4-2.
- Glen Metropolit's two third-period goals were the difference in the Bruins' 3-1 win over the Predators; goalie Tim Thomas had a brilliant 37-for-38 performance.