Kevin Klein scored 2:42 into overtime to give the Rangers a 4-3 win over the rival Devils on Tuesday night. The Blueshirts rallied from a 3-1 hole in the third period. Rick Nash continued to stay red-hot, recording his eighth goal of the season to force the extra session.
Nick Leddy and John Tavares each netted first-period goals for the Islanders, but the Maple Leafs scored four times in the second period en route to a 6-2 win over the Isles. After winning its first four games of the season, New York has now dropped two in a row.
Kevin Long will speak with the Mets on Wednesday regarding the team's vacancy at hitting coach, according to a report. Long spent the past seven seasons with the Yankees before being dismissed. Curtis Granderson still uses some of Long's drills from their time together in the Bronx.
Despite losing Paul Pierce and slashing the payroll, general manager Billy King still thinks the Nets can compete. "Our goal is still to try to win a championship," King said on Tuesday. "We're not taking steps back or anything like that. We're trying to build a team we feel can win."
Andrea Bargnani will miss his fourth straight preseason game on Wednesday night with a hamstring injury, Knicks coach Derek Fisher said after Tuesday's practice. Bargnani is in the final year of his contract and would no doubt like to have a bounce-back year entering free agency.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Tuesday that there remains no timetable for Derek Stepan's return from a fractured fibula. Stepan suffered the injury prior to the season and was expected to miss four-to-six weeks. The 24-year-old scored 17 goals and tallied 40 assists last season.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason admitted Tuesday that he could undergo foot surgery, which would end his season. The 29-year-old suffered a broken foot in June and hasn't been fully healthy all season. Beason left Sunday's game against the Cowboys after playing only 17 snaps.