SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Boston at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. EST). Evgeni Malkin has 21 points in 10 games with Sidney Crosby out.

STARS
Tuesday
-Thomas Vanek, Sabres, scored three times for his first career hat trick, helping Buffalo to a 5-1 victory over Ottawa.
-Jarome Iginla, Flames, got the overtime winner with 24.9 seconds to play in Calgary's 4-3 victory over San Jose.
-Mathieu Garon, Oilers, made 38 saves and Edmonton beat Minnesota 4-2.
-Andrew Ladd, Hurricanes, scored twice in the first 6:33, and Carolina held on to beat Boston 3-2.

SURGING
Buffalo won 5-1 over Ottawa on Tuesday and the Sabres have climbed back into the Eastern Conference playoff race by earning 16 of a possible 18 points while going undefeated through regulation in nine straight games. ... Anaheim won its fifth straight, 2-1 at Colorado.

COMEBACK
Teemu Selanne scored his first goal of the season and Anaheim beat Colorado 2-1 on Tuesday. The Ducks, who signed Selanne on Jan. 28, are 5-0 since the Finnish forward made his debut on Feb. 5.

NOT ENOUGH
7-second span late in the third period, but Boston lost 3-2 to Carolina on Tuesday night.

SNAPPED
The New York Islanders stopped a seven-game winless streak at home with a 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Islanders also didn't have a victory anywhere since a 6-3 win at Carolina on Jan. 22, also a span of seven games (0-6-1). ... Anaheim broke a string of six straight regular-season losses at the Pepsi Center, spanning more than five years, after beating Colorado 2-1. ... St. Louis ended a four-game losing streak by beating Los Angeles 4-2. The Blues have won five straight against the Kings.

SLUMPING
Philadelphia suffered its fourth straight regulation loss, 4-3 to the Islanders on Tuesday. ... Detroit has dropped four straight, following a 4-2 loss to Nashville.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Antero Niittymaki stopped 43 shots in Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.

OUTSHOT
San Jose outshot Calgary 43-18, but goalie Miikka Kiprusoff made 40 saves to help the Flames win 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday night.

SPEAKING
``Don't put that one on the highlight reel. I think I got it in with my butt, but any time you get it in is good.'' - Calgary's Mark Smith after scoring in the Flames' 4-3, OT win over San Jose on Tuesday.

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