TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VS NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Ed Belfour deflects a shot as defenseman Ken Klee holds back New York Islanders' Arron Asham during first period action at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada on December 19, 2005. The Leafs defeated the Islanders 9-6. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
Derek Stepan scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period Monday and the New York Rangers got back into their playoff series with a 4-3 win over Washington.
Nicklas Backstrom's wrist shot in the fourth round of a shootout Sunday provided the difference in the Washington Capitals' 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
Carl Hagelin's two goals and an assist Sunday keyed the New York Rangers' second straight victory, 5-1 over Tampa Bay.
Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Penguins strengthened their grip on home ice in the playoffs with a 5-3 win over Boston.
The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three goals in the first period and skated away with a 5-2 win over the visiting Boston Bruins Sunday.
Evgeni Malkin continued his hot play with his 38th goal of the season Saturday and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Colorado 5-1 for their fifth straight win.
Arron Asham and Pascal Dupuis scored third-period goals Saturday, carrying the NHL-best Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over Carolina.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots and just missed out on what would have been his 20th career shutout Thursday in carrying Pittsburgh past Montreal 3-1.
Tyler Kennedy scored the go-ahead goal Monday and the Pittsburgh Penguins forged a 2-1 opening-round playoff series lead with a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay.
Marc-Andre Fleury logged a 29-save shutout and Craig Adams scored a goal Tuesday, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders.