Friday, Oct. 26
Montreal at Carolina (7 p.m. EDT). The Hurricanes (6-1-2-1) have earned points in all but one of their games, and have won three straight at home.

-Nigel Dawes and Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers. Dawes scored twice and Lundqvist made 22 saves for his second shutout in three games, helping New York to a 2-0 victory over New Jersey.
-Pascal Leclaire stopped 36 shots to lead Columbus to a 3-0 victory over St. Louis.
-Brad Richards, Lightning, had two goals in a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia.
-Jiri Tlusty, Maple Leafs, scored two goals 35 seconds apart in a 5-2 win at Pittsburgh.
-Dan Ellis, Predators, stopped 20 shots for his first career shutout in Nashville's 3-0 victory over Atlanta.
-Ales Hemsky, Oilers, scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner to lift Edmonton to a 5-4 win over Minnesota.

Brad Richards had two goals to lead Tampa Bay past the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, on Thursday night. The Lightning tied a franchise record set in 2002 by starting the season 5-0 at home. Tampa Bay is also 12-1 against the Flyers since the start of the 2003-04 season.

Phoenix's 1-0 victory over Anaheim on Thursday night ended the Coyotes' 10-game losing streak against the Ducks in Anaheim dating to the 2003-2004 season. They also beat Anaheim goalie Ilya Bryzgalov for just the second time in his nine games against them.

Alexander Frolov scored the go-ahead goal and Jason LaBarbera made 29 saves Thursday night, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over Dallas, snapping a nine-game losing streak to the Stars. The win was their first over Dallas since April 1, 2006, a 1-0 victory at Staples Center. The Kings, coming off victories over Vancouver and Nashville, have won three straight for the first time since a five-game streak Feb. 11-March 7, 2006.

Rick Nash scored a goal in his fifth straight game on a shot between his legs and Columbus beat the Blues 3-0 on Thursday night. It was his sixth goal in his five-game goal streak and raised his season total to eight.

Nigel Dawes broke New York out of its scoring slump with two goals Thursday night to lift the Rangers to a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Dawes struck just 57 seconds in, snapping the Rangers' drought at 126 minutes, dating to last Thursday's 5-3 loss at Atlanta. It was also their first tally at even strength in 182:06, stretching to a 3-1 home loss against Ottawa on Oct. 13 that kicked off the skid. ... Dan Ellis stopped 20 shots for his first career shutout, helping the Predators snap a six-game losing streak and beat the Thrashers 3-0 Thursday night.

The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Brent Burns to a four-year contract extension Thursday. Burns, 22, has 15 goals and 36 assists in 194 career NHL games over four seasons with Minnesota.

``The NHL was my dream, now I've played in my first game and in my first game I scored my first two goals. It's great.'' - Toronto Rookie Jiri Tlusty after scoring twice in the Maple Leafs' 5-2 victory over the Penguins on Thursday night.

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