HOT AND COLD:
The New York Islanders' 4-3 overtime victory Sunday night ended Pittsburgh's six-game winning streak. . . . St. Louis is 6-0-2 in its last eight games. . . . New Jersey is 3-0-2 in its last five games and 5-0-2 in its last seven home games.
FIT TO BE TIED:
The New York Rangers scored three third-period goals to rally from a 5-2 deficit for a 5-5 tie with Boston on Sunday night. . . . Philadelphia had a 4-0 first-period lead in its 4-4 tie with Montreal on Sunday. ... Philadelphia, which has won just three of its last 12 games, is on a 13-day, seven-game road trip.
Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman, with five goals and three assists in four games, is the league's player of the week.
All-star defenseman Paul Cavallini of St. Louis lost the tip of his left index finger when he blocked a shot by Chicago defenseman Doug Wilson Saturday night. The finger was surgically repaired by David Caplan, and Cavallini is expected to be sidelined about four weeks.
"A lot of teams would have packed it in at 4-0. It was a question of pride. I told them after the first period that if it continues like this, it's going to be 22-0." -- Canadiens Coach Pat Burns, who watched his team rally from a 4-0 first-period deficit to tie Philadelphia 4-4 on Sunday.
The Sabres, one of the leagues biggest disappointments with a 12-16-7 record, had their biggest scoring outburst of the season when they scored 10 goals against the Nordiques in Sunday night's victory. Christian Ruuttu scored two of them as Buffalo broke a four-game losing streak.