SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Nov. 6
N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders (7 p.m. EST). The Rangers and Islanders meet for the second time this season. The Islanders won 2-1 on Oct. 10.

STARS
Monday
-Cory Stillman, Hurricanes, scored three first-period goals in Carolina's 5-0 victory over Washington.
-Jere Lehtinen, Stars, had goal and two assists in a 5-0 victory at Anaheim.
-Sidney Crosby, Penguins, scored twice to lead Pittsburgh to a 5-0 win at New Jersey.
-Mark Parrish, Wild, had two goals in Minnesota's 5-2 victory over Edmonton.
-Paul Stastny, Avalanche, scored two goals in a 4-1 win over Calgary.
-Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers, stopped all 30 shots he faced in New York's 2-0 win over Philadelphia.

QUICK TRICK
Carolina's Cory Stillman scored three times in the first 11:28 of the game, leading the Hurricanes to a 5-0 win over Washington. Stillman's hat trick was the second-fastest in Hurricanes franchise history. Ray Whitney scored three goals in 1:40 last season.

GREAT GOALIES
Nicklas Backstrom improved to 6-0-0 in his career against Edmonton after making 22 saves in Monday night's 5-2 win. His streak of three straight shutouts against the Oilers ended, but he has only given up four goals in those six starts. ... Henrik Lundqvist picked up his fourth shutout of the season after making 30 saves in the New York Rangers' 2-0 win over Philadelphia on Monday night. Lundqvist, who had only five shutouts all last season, has allowed more than one goal only once in the past eight games. All his shutouts this season have come in that span and the Rangers have gone 5-2-1. ... Cristobal Huet made 29 saves for his first shutout in nearly a year and Montreal beat Buffalo 2-0. ... Pittsburgh's Dany Sabourin earned his first NHL shutout by making 20 saves in a 5-0 victory at New Jersey. ... Marty Turco recorded his 31st career shutout by making 19 saves in Dallas' 5-0 win at Anaheim.

ROAD WOES
Tampa Bay is off to a franchise-worst 0-7 start on the road after allowing the go-ahead goal with 1:19 left for a 4-3 loss to Florida. The Lightning have dropped six in a row overall.

LUCKY SEVEN
Colorado's winning streak against Calgary reached seven games after a 4-1 victory on Monday night. The Flames' last win over the Avalanche was a 5-2 victory in Calgary on Feb. 17.

WILD INJURIES
Minnesota placed forward Pavol Demitra on injured reserve before Monday's game against Edmonton with a strained groin, and forward Marian Gaborik joined him on the scratch list with the same injury. Demitra missed his fifth game out of 15, and Gaborik was out for the third time.

BELL BACK
Forward Mark Bell will make his debut for Toronto Tuesday at Ottawa after completing a suspension for a drinking and driving incident. Bell finished serving a 15-game ban on Saturday. The discipline stemmed from a drinking and driving incident in San Jose, where Bell played for the Sharks last year.

SPEAKING
``I'm not going to sugarcoat it. Our commitment tonight was unacceptable. This was a big divisional game. To come to the rink like that doesn't cut it. I am surprised, to be quite honest.'' - New Jersey coach Brent Sutter after Monday night's 5-0 home loss to Pittsburgh.

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