Whenever New Jersey meets Philadelphia, it's generally one of the NHL's closest rivalries. This season, though, the Devils have simply dominated the Flyers.
"We took it as a challenge every time we played them," goalie Martin Brodeur said Tuesday night after the Devils beat the Flyers 3-2 to just about wrap up their second straight Atlantic Division title.The Devils completed their season-long domination of their closest competitors in the division with a 4-0-1 record. The Devils outscored the Flyers 18-8 in the five games.
COYOTES 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2: At Phoenix, Teppo Numminen, Mike Stapleton and Shane Doan scored on consecutive shots 1:58 apart as the Coyotes beat Toronto.
SABRES 2, FLAMES 0: Dominik Hasek made 29 saves, and Donald Audette and Curtis Brown each scored a goal to lead Buffalo to victory at Calgary.
CANUCKS 4, ISLANDERS 3: Alex Mogilny scored twice as Vancouver spoiled Trevor Linden's homecoming with a win over the Islanders.
KINGS 4, SHARKS 3: At San Jose, Craig Johnson's wraparound goal capped a flurry of scoring in the third period as Los Angeles defeated the Sharks.