NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night. David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout. Lars Eller also scored in third period and shootout for Montreal, which also beat the Devils in Montreal Monday night.
DETROIT (AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in the third period to rally for a 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings last night. Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists. He got the winner at 8:28 of the third period by tipping in a shot. Scott Hartnell and Matt Read had a goal and two assists and Steve Downie and Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist each for Philadelphia. Steve Mason stopped 32 shots.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Rex Ryan gives his New York Jets rookies an "A-plus" grade, despite the struggles and recent benchings of both Geno Smith and Dee Milliner. Ryan says the team's rookie group "is about as strong a class I've ever seen."
NEW YORK (AP) - Goalie Henrik Lundqvist has agreed to a contract extension with the New York Rangers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 31-year-old Lundqvist has been a Vezina Trophy finalist as the NHL's top goaltender in five of his eight seasons, winning the award in 2012.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - The New York Red Bulls have re-signed midfielder Eric Alexander, defender Kosuke Kimura and forward Peguy Luyindula to new contracts. The Red Bulls had the best regular-season record in the MLS this season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - George Washington continued its best start since the 2005-06 season with a 93-87 win over Rutgers last night. Isaiah Armwood scored 20 points and Kethan Savage matched his career-high with 18. Myles Mack scored 26 points for Rutgers, which has lost two straight and four of five.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Terrence Smith scored 22 points and Damon Lynn 19 as NJIT defeated Maine 81-72 last night. NJIT won at Maine 88-82 on November 19th. The Highlanders used 51.6 percent shooting in the first half to take a nine-point lead. Free throws paid off in the second half, when they made 17 of 23 attempts.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - Carson Puriefoy scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures as Stony Brook defeated Fairleigh Dickinson last night. Stony Brook had a 32-9 run to end the first half. Puriefoy scored 11, including two 3-pointers during the stretch.
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) - The promoter of a planned Formula One race in New Jersey says he's working to restructure the financing so the event can be held in 2015. Leo Hindery Jr. says he wants the race to take place as soon as possible, but calls it a "huge undertaking."
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