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.

HONORED:

Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman, with five goals and three assists in four games, is the league's player of the week.

FEELING BLUE:

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.

I SAY:

"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.

SCORING FRENZY:

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.