STATS: St. Louis has killed off 26 straight power plays in its last eight games. . . . Quebec is 7-21-9 against Philadelphia.
SLUMPS: The Montreal Canadiens went zero for seven on the power play against New Jersey on Saturday and are in a zero-for-21 slump with the man advantage.
SWINGS: The Detroit Red Wings are 7-1-0 at home and 0-7-3 on the road.
SLAP SHOTS: Former Canadien Claude Lemieux, now with New Jersey, was booed Saturday when he stepped on the ice at the Forum for pregame warmups and booed again when he took an interference penalty late in the first period.
SIDELINED: Dave Gagner, the Minnesota North Stars leading goal scorer, will be out at least three to four weeks following surgery for torn cartilage in his left knee. . . . Toronto's Gary Leeman separated his right shoulder in the first period Saturday when he was knocked to the ice by Mike Hudson after taking a shot. Leeman will be sidelined approximately one month. Leeman, who had 51 goals last season, had only five goals in 19 games.
STATUS: Toronto right wing Lou Franceschetti missed his seventh straight game Saturday (fractured foot).
SPEAKING: "We lost two good friends today because we haven't been working hard enough. It wasn't their fault we've played this bad. We weren't going anywhere so they decided new faces were needed. . . . " -- Toronto defenseman Todd Gill, on the trade of center Ed Olczyk and wing Mark Osborne to Winnipeg.