SCOREBOARD
Monday, March 3
Montreal at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST). The Canadiens have won three straight and seven of 10 to take over first place in the Eastern Conference.

STARS
Sunday
-Craig Anderson, Panthers, stopped 53 shots to earn his first shutout of the season, and Florida beat the New York Islanders 1-0.
-Jeff Carter, Rangers, scored two goals to lead New York to a 4-3 shootout victory over Philadelphia.
-Patrick Kane, Blackhawks, had two goals and an assist Chicago's 4-1 win against Vancouver.
-Martin Skoula, Wild, scored with 1:15 left in overtime to lift Minnesota over Los Angeles 2-1.

THRASHED
Pittsburgh rallied after giving away a two-goal lead to beat Atlanta 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday and extend the Thrashers' losing streak to seven. The Thrashers are 0-4-3 in their last seven and 0-4-2 in their last six road games.

SHOOTOUT
Ales Hemsky scored the only goal of the shootout as Edmonton won its fourth consecutive game, slipping past the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Sunday night. Edmonton extended its NHL record for most shootout wins in a season to 14.

ROAD WOES
Los Angeles' road losing streak reached nine games with Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota.

SNAPPED
Detroit snapped a four-game losing streak Sunday with a 4-2 win over Buffalo. The Red Wings won for only the second time in their last 12 games (2-8-2).

SPEAKING
``I went through (a shootout) last year, when I beat St. Louis, and I was really happy because it was in MSG. It's always nice to be a hockey player and have an MSG moment.'' - Goalie Steve Valiquette after leading the Rangers to a 5-4 shootout victory over the Flyers on Sunday.

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