Rangers Best Isles to Earn Home Split

Maple Leafs dominate Bruins; Flyers stop Lightning
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2008 10:45 PM CST
New York Islanders goalie Wade Dubielewicz (34) reacts as New York Rangers' Sean Avery (16) celebrates after scoring during the first period of their game Thursday, March 6, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Islanders were unable to complete a home-and-home sweep of the Rangers tonight, losing to their NY rival, 4-1.  The Rangers, despite losing in a shootout to the Isles Tuesday night, are 8-0-3 in their last 11 games and now find themselves in sixth place, a mere four points out of first in the Eastern Conference. In other NHL action:

  • Toronto continues to surprise with their late season surge, dominating the Bruins 8-2 tonight. This marks the Leafs seventh win in 10 games, as they continue to fight for what was once a very unlikely playoff bid.
  • A late goal from Jeff Carter, his second of the game, gave Philly the edge they needed over the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2.
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