In Rinkside Rewind a Southeast Division battle between the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers. Former Albany River Rats goaltender Justin Peters made 32 saves in the Hurricanes 5-3 victory. Other former Rats Pat Dwyer, Zach Boychuk and Jamie McBain all registered assists for Carolina.
Down in Atlanta, Thrashers Captain and former River Rat Andrew Ladd recorded his 14th goal of the year and former Rat Niclas Bergfors added a secondary assist but they were hammered by the Toronto Maple Leafs 9-3.
In local action the New York Rangers won their league best 14th road contest in a shootout against the Dallas Stars 3-2. For the second straight game rookie Mats Zuccarello netted the winner.
The Detroit Red Wings downed the Calgary Flames 5-4 in a shootout. Former River Rats defenseman scored his sixth goal of the year on the power-play and added two helpers for the Flames in a loss.