Mike Eastwood scored twice during a five-goal first period tonight en route to his first career hat trick and the visiting St. Louis Blues routed the Phoenix Coyotes, 6-0.
"It's been a few years," Eastwood said. "I've never had one as a professional, that's for sure."
Roman Turek, rarely threatened until the closing minutes, made 17 saves for his third shutout of the season and fifth of his career. His 16 victories are second only to the 17 of New Jersey's Martin Brodeur and Toronto's Curtis Joseph.
"They just took it to us," Phoenix's Keith Tkachuk said. "It was embarrassing."
The shutout was the second straight for the Blues, the first time St. Louis has accomplished the feat since 1988.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, LIGHTNING 2: In his first game against his former team, Cory Cross scored the go-ahead goal with just more than seven minutes left.
Cross broke a tie at 2 when his slap shot from the left point deflected off goalie Dan Cloutier's glove with 7:16 left.
"I thought about it today, but I didn't think it would happen," Cross said. "It would be very nice to get the winner, but the way I play, there's not much chance of that happening. I was lucky enough it did."
The Maple Leafs acquired Cross, who ended a 22-game goal drought, and a 2001 seventh-round draft pick from Tampa Bay for Fredrik Modin in October.
STARS 0, FLAMES 0: Calgary's Fred Brathwaite made 32 saves and Dallas's Ed Belfour stopped 31 shots, and host Calgary extended its home unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1). Brathwaite got his third career shutout, including his second against the Stars. The Flames have lost just two of their last 10 (5-2-3).
The shutout was the 47th of Belfour's career, and Dallas remained undefeated (1-0-2) after the third game of a four-game road trip. The Stars are 8-2-2 in their past 12.
SABRES 3, RANGERS 1: Curtis Brown had a goal and an assist for visiting Buffalo, which extended its unbeaten streak against the Rangers to 12 games. The Sabres have not lost to the Rangers since Dec. 13, 1996. Buffalo is 8-0-4 in that span.
PREDATORS 3, BRUINS 1: Sergei Krivokrasov scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period for visiting Nashville, which broke a seven-game winless streak and beat Boston for the first time in four career meetings.
Byron Dafoe made 16 saves for the Bruins, who lost for the fifth time in eight games (2-5-1).
PENGUINS 4, ISLANDERS 0: Peter Skudra made 21 saves in his fourth career shutout and German Titov had a goal and an assist and Jaromir Jagr added two assists for visiting Pittsburgh, which ended a two-game losing streak.