Saturday, Nov. 1
New York Rangers at Toronto (7 p.m. EDT). The Rangers are off to a 10-2-1 start, the best in team history through 13 games.

- Patrick Kane, Blackhawks, had a goal and two assists, leading Chicago to a 5-2 win over Dallas.
- Mattias Ohlund, Canucks, scored in the 13th round of the shootout and once in regulation, and Vancouver beat Anaheim 7-6 after blowing a three-goal lead.

Alex Ovechkin will miss the Capitals' game at Buffalo on Saturday, but he is expected to return to the team at the start of next week. The NHL's reigning MVP and its leading scorer last season is visiting his ailing grandfather in Russia. Ovechkin also sat out Tuesday's game, ending his consecutive games streak at 203.


The Montreal Canadiens suspended Pavel Valentenko without pay after the prospect left the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs to sign a three-year contract with Dynamo Moscow. Valentenko was in the second year of a three-year, entry-level deal with the Canadiens organization. The NHL is without an agreement with the Russian federation on player transfers.

Anaheim's Teemu Selanne had two goals, moving him into a tie with Guy Lafleur for 20th place all-time with 560 career goals.

Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll was given a one-game automatic suspension by the NHL for instigating a fight during the final 5 minutes of a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Thursday night. Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock was fined $10,000, also an automatic assessment stemming from the fight that occurred with 2:38 remaining in the third.

Ducks right wing Corey Perry scored with 57 seconds remaining to send Anaheim's game against Vancouver into overtime. Perry also had four assists for the Ducks in a 7-6 shootout loss.

Chicago remained unbeaten in regulation at home (4-0-2) with a 5-2 win over the Dallas on Friday night.

hawks killed a 5-on-3 power play in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

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