SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Minnesota at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST). San Jose is first in the Pacific Division despite a 4-6-0-2 record at home.

STARS
Monday
-Alex Auld, Bruins, made 44 saves and Boston topped Buffalo 4-1.
-Chris Pronger, Ducks, scored a power-play goal with 1:45 left in overtime to give Anaheim a 4-3 win at Columbus.
-Chris Osgood, Red Wings, made 30 saves and Detroit held off Nashville 2-1.
-Chad Kilger, Maple Leafs, scored twice in Toronto's 6-1 rout of Tampa Bay.
-Brenden Morrow and Sergei Zubov, Stars. Morrow's overtime power-play goal off Zubov's third assist of the game lifted Dallas to a 5-4 victory over Edmonton.

BE-DEVILED
New Jersey had its 10-game point streak snapped after a 3-2 loss at Washington on Monday. The Devils lost for the second consecutive night after winning nine straight, including Sunday's 1-0 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.

OS-GOOD
Detroit goalie Chris Osgood improved to 14-1-1 on the season after making 30 saves in Monday night's 2-1 win over Nashville. The Red Wings have won seven straight to improve to an NHL-best 22-6-2.

DOMINATED IN DALLAS
Edmonton dropped to 3-17-1 at Dallas since 1996 after Monday night's 5-4 overtime loss.

RISING LEAFS
Toronto is 5-1-1 in its last seven games following a 6-1 rout of Tampa Bay on Monday night. The surge followed a 1-4-3 slump that sparked rumors of shake-ups and firings and fan outrage.

MEMORABLE MILESTONE
Anaheim defenseman Chris Pronger played in his 900th NHL game Monday night and scored the overtime winner in a 5-4 victory at Columbus.

INJURIES
Vancouver's Roberto Luongo ruled himself out during warmups Monday night at Los Angeles because of a painful bruised rib and was replaced by Curtis Sanford, who made 27 saves in the 4-2 loss to the Kings. Sanford had won all three of his previous starts for the Canucks. ... Tampa Bay center Brad Richards left Monday night's game against Toronto with an apparent left leg injury. Richards was set to travel with the team to Montreal for the Lightning's game against the Canadiens. ... Boston's Marco Sturm was hit in the eye with the puck during the first period at Buffalo and didn't return. Coach Claude Julien said he shouldn't miss any time.

SPEAKING
``That's a guy who's toiled for most of his life (in) the low minors. To score the winning goal in an important game for us, that's a really cool thing,'' - Washington coach Bruce Boudreau on rookie Quentin Laing, who scored his first NHL goal in a 3-2 win over New Jersey on Monday night.

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