SCOREBOARD
Saturday, Oct. 5
Philadelphia at Edmonton (8 p.m. EDT). Daniel Briere scored twice in his Flyers debut on Thursday night.

STARS
Friday
-Rick Nash and Pascal Leclaire, Blue Jackets. Nash had two goals and a career-best four points and Leclaire stopped all 28 shots he faced in Columbus' 4-0 win over Anaheim.
-Mike Comrie, Islanders, scored twice and had two assists, leading New York to a 6-4 victory at Buffalo.
-Eric Staal, Hurricanes, scored two first-period goals to ignite Carolina's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.
-Jeremy Roenick, Sharks, scored twice to lead San Jose to a 3-1 win at Vancouver.

SHUT DOWN
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby was held to one shot in 19:27 of ice time in Friday night's 4-1 loss at Carolina, He entered with an average of one point per game in eight meetings with the Hurricanes.

FOR STARTERS
The New York Islanders opened their season with a victory for the first time since 2001, and second time in the past 12 seasons, after a 6-4 win at Buffalo on Friday night. ... Dallas won its fifth straight home opener and improved to 8-0-1 over the last nine such games with a 4-1 victory over Boston.

AMERICAN MADE
Dallas captain Mike Modano got career point No. 1,227 in Friday night's 4-1 win over Boston, five shy of matching Phil Housley for the most by an American-born player. ... Jeremy Roenick scored twice in San Jose's 3-1 win at Vancouver and is now three goals away from becoming just the third American-born player to score 500 goals, and five goals shy of matching Joe Mullen (502) for second place behind leader Modano (507).

FEELING BLUE
St. Louis placed defenseman Eric Brewer on the injured list on Friday night with a shoulder injury sustained in the season-opening loss in Phoenix. Blueliner Jay McKee is already out with a fractured right foot suffered during a preseason game.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Atlanta rookie Bryan Little scored in his NHL debut, a 3-1 loss to Washington on Friday night.

SHAKEUP
Peter Wirtz resigned as vice president of Chicago on Friday and his older brother, Rocky, took over as the team's chairman. The change comes after the death last month of their father and longtime Blackhawks chairman, William Wirtz.

ACTIVATED
Columbus activated defenseman Adam Foote and forward Fredrik Modin off the injured list Friday in time for their season opener against Anaheim.

ON THE MEND
Colorado goaltender Jose Theodore will complete his rehabilitation from offseason knee surgery by starting in the season opener for the AHL Lake Erie Monsters on Saturday. The Avalanche said he would return to Colorado on Sunday

SIGNED
Defenseman Radek Martinek signed a three-year contract extension Friday with the New York Islanders through at least 2011.

SPEAKING
``Those are excuses. That's the way it goes. We didn't have the energy that was necessary to compete at the level they played at.'' - Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle on his team being tired following Friday night's 4-0 loss to Columbus. The Ducks have played four games on two continents and in three arenas in less than a week.

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