SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Philadelphia at Carolina (7 p.m. EST). The Atlantic Division-leading Flyers visit the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes.

STARS
Monday
-Jochen Hecht, Sabres, had two goals and an assist to lead Buffalo to its season-high fifth straight victory, 3-1 over Washington.
-Mike Modano, Stars, scored his second goal of the game 35 seconds into overtime, giving Dallas its sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Islanders.
-Marc Savard, Bruins, had a goal and three assists to help Boston beat Philadelphia 6-3.

SURGING
Dallas' 3-2 overtime victory over the Islanders on Monday night was its sixth straight. The Stars have outscored opponents 20-7 during the run. They have earned points in eight straight games (6-0-2).

SWINGS
Boston forward Glen Murray, who had just three goals in his first 20 games, scored his second and third in two games Monday night, a 6-3 victory over Philadelphia. The Bruins, who snapped a three-game losing streak against the Flyers, have won five of seven games overall.

SNAPPED
Dallas' 3-2 overtime victory Monday night was its first over the Islanders since March 23, 2001 (1-5-0-1).

DOMINANT
Buffalo has 10 goals in two victories over Washington this season, including a 3-1 win Monday night.

STRUGGLING
The Islanders failed to score in the first period for the sixth straight game in a 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas on Monday night. They have scored only 10 goals in 21 opening periods this season. New York hasn't scored more than two goals in nine consecutive games, going 4-4-1 in that span, and has an NHL-low 51 goals.

NO DEAL
Entertainment reached in August to sell the NHL franchise to Absolute Hockey Enterprises was terminated on Nov. 14.

SPEAKING
``It was a good feeling to get one in regulation. We're not doing anything the easy way. It would have been nice to win a couple games at the beginning of the homestand and give ourselves a chance to put something together. But it was nice to recover and get to .500 during this stretch.'' - Oilers coach Craig MacTavish after a 3-1 victory over Columbus on Monday night helped them finish 3-3 on a season-long six-game homestand. Edmonton's past three victories came in the shootout, as did six of its previous nine wins this season.

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