Philadelphia's John Vanbiesbrouck tied his club record with his third straight shutout as the Flyers defeated the visiting Florida Panthers, 2-0, last night.

Jody Hull scored an unassisted goal in the first period and Eric Lindros added an empty-netter with 37 seconds left in the game.

Vanbiesbrouck stopped 22 shots to record his 38th career shutout.

It was the fourth straight win for the Flyers after going 0-5-1 in their first six games.

The Panthers lost their second straight after starting out with a 5-1-1 mark.

Vanbiesbrouck has not allowed a goal in the last 214 minutes 27 seconds. He is close to his club record and career high scoreless string of 218:42 established last season, when he had three consecutive shutouts for the first time, also a Flyers record.

"We're playing one shift at a time, not looking too far ahead," Vanbiesbrouck said. "We're doing the nuts and bolts things and getting it done."

Hull, who played for the Flyers last year, was re-acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers for future considerations on Oct. 15.

CANUCKS 3, RANGERS 0: Kevin Weekes extended host New York's shutout streak to three games by stopping 19 shots.

Peter Schaefer scored twice for the Canucks and assisted on Mark Messier's empty-net goal with 8.5 seconds left that tied Mario Lemieux for sixth place on the all-time goal list with 613.

Mike Richter stopped 24 shots for the Rangers, who have lost four straight, including three in a row at Madison Square Garden.

BRUINS 3, MIGHTY DUCKS 2: Sergei Samsonov and Dave Andreychuk scored early and Rob Dallas made 29 saves in Anaheim, Calif.

The win was the Bruins' second in as many nights after they had opened the season 0-5-4.

KINGS 4, SHARKS 3: Bryan Smolinski and Luc Robitaille scored power-play goals and Stephane Fiset stopped a penalty shot by Mike Ricci for one of his 30 saves as Los Angeles got its first victory at Staples Center.