Jason Allison figured he wouldn't go scoreless this season. Still, it's nice to know for sure.

"I was getting a little frustrated," Allison said after scoring his first goal of the season in the Bruins' 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers last night in Boston. "Seems like I was hitting a lot of posts."

Allison led the Bruins in scoring last season with 76 points. He entered the game with 13 assists.

Boston also beat the Rangers on Saturday, sparking speculation that New York Coach John Muckler's job was in jeopardy. "Not a lot of good things happen when you are not winning," the Rangers' Brian Leetch said.

Byron Dafoe made 24 saves for the Bruins, 9-1-2 in their last 12 games and 5-0-3 in their last eight at home.

FLYERS 1, STARS 1: Mike Modano scored with 30.7 seconds left in the third period to give visiting Dallas the tie with Philadelphia.

BLUES 3, PANTHERS 0: Pavol Demitra scored two goals in a 1-minute 4-second span in the third period as St. Louis ended visiting Florida's four-game winning streak.

SHARKS 4, SENATORS 1: Vincent Damphousse and Dave Lowry scored late in the third period as San Jose beat host Ottawa.

LIGHTNING 2, PENGUINS 1: Kevin Hodson made 26 saves, and Robert Petrovicky and Pavel Kubina scored first-period goals as Tampa Bay beat visiting Pittsburgh.

PREDATORS 6, CANADIENS 1: Kimmo Timonen scored on the first penalty shot in Nashville's short NHL history as the Predators beat visiting Montreal.

COYOTES 3, KINGS 2: Keith Tkachuk's slap shot at 13:53 of the third period beat Los Angeles's goalie Jamie Storr, lifting visiting Phoenix. Coyotes' Mike Sullivan ended a 60-game drought with a short-handed goal.