Turnabout was definitely fair play for the New York Rangers.
One night after getting routed by the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum, the Rangers got even with a 4-3 victory over their suburban rivals at Madison Square Garden Sunday.John Vanbiesbrouck was stellar in a 39-save performance as the Rangers atoned for a 6-3 drubbing the night before.
"They thumped us so bad over there," said Vanbiesbrouck, who extended his personal unbeaten streak at the Garden to 17 games, "that we had to get the two points in our building. That's expected."
It's also nothing unusual. The Rangers are 13-3-3 against their suburban rivals in the Islanders' last 19 visits to the Garden - but are 0-9-2 in their last 11 visits to Long Island.
Mike Gartner and Tony Amonte scored power-play goals 1:40 apart in the second period for the Rangers, who were outshot 42-30 for the game. Adam Graves' goal at 8:03 turned out to be the game-winner after ex-Ranger Brian Mullen scored for the Islanders.
Flyers 5, Jets 4
Rod Brind'Amour and Doug Evans scored in the final 1:36 to lift Philadelphia over Winnipeg, snapping the Flyers' three-game losing streak.
North Stars 5, Maple Leafs 1
Shane Churla, known more for his fists than his scoring skills, had two goals as Minnesota whipped Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Blackhawks 3, Canucks 1
Ed Belfour stopped 22 shots for his first victory of the season as Chicago beat Vancouver, handing the Canucks their first loss.
The Blackhawks snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the first time at home this season as Belfour stopped Vancouver's big gun, Pavel Bure, six times.