Backup goalie Peter Skudra is the latest standout during the Vancouver Canucks' record-setting run.

Skudra made 32 saves to help the Canucks extend their franchise-record winning streak to nine games with a 5-3 victory over the host Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Daniel Sedin scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period.

"A lot of guys have been contributing and you need that to happen," Vancouver Coach Marc Crawford said. "It's not going to happen if you rely on only two or three guys. Don't kid yourself, the guys are happy with what's happening."

Markus Naslund, Murray Baron and Marek Malik also scored for the Canucks, who are 11-1 in November. It's the first 11-win month in team history.

Martin St. Louis had two goals for Tampa Bay. His second got the Lightning even at 3 with 8 minutes 14 seconds left in the third.

"It's an empty feeling," St. Louis said. "We had prime chances. Skudra definitely won the game for them."

* MAPLE LEAFS 3, FLYERS 0: Ed Belfour surpassed Colorado's Patrick Roy as the NHL's career shutout leader among active goaltenders as Toronto cruised in Philadelphia.

"It's nice for sure," Belfour shrugged after notching his 62nd career shutout. "It feels real good, but the main thing was that we keep playing hard like we have been and come in here and get the two points. That was huge."

Belfour made 21 saves as he recorded his second shutout against the Flyers in six days. He beat Philadelphia, 6-0, last Saturday in Toronto, and has noticed significant improvement in the overall performance of the Maple Leafs recently.

Belfour, in his 17th NHL season and first with the Maple Leafs, is tied with Turk Broda for 11th place on the career shutout list. He has four shutouts this season, and three in his last five games. The 37-year-old goaltender has also started the last eight games for Toronto.

* HURRICANES 6, RED WINGS 4: Carolina gave away hats. The fans got to use them before they left the RBC Center.

Jan Hlavac scored three goals and Jeff O'Neill got the game-winner with 8:48 left as the Hurricanes beat Detroit in a rematch of last year's Stanley Cup finals.

Hlavac, who came to Carolina in a trade Nov. 1 from Vancouver, beat Curtis Joseph for the third hat trick of his career with 15:34 left. The sellout crowd then littered the ice with more than 100 hats.

However, Detroit wasn't finished.

Brett Hull cashed in with 35 seconds left to move within 12 of 700 career goals.

* BRUINS 4, CANADIENS 2: Michal Grosek broke a tie with his first goal of the season, lifting host Boston in the first game between the teams since Montreal stunned the top-seeded Bruins in the first round of the playoffs last spring.

Much like in its six-game wipeout, Boston outshot the Canadiens by a considerable margin. But the Bruins capitalized on their opportunities yesterday, and by doing so extended their home winning streak to eight games, their longest since 1983.

* PENGUINS 4, SABRES 1: Alexei Kovalev scored twice and added an assist, leading Pittsburgh on the road.

Jan Hrdina and Ville Nieminen also scored for the Penguins, winners of four straight. Johan Hedberg made 43 saves as Pittsburgh moved atop the Atlantic Division after Philadelphia's loss to Toronto.

* WILD 2, AVALANCHE 2: Antti Laaksonen's third-period goal gave host Minnesota a tie with Colorado.

Laaksonen picked off an errant pass by Avalanche defenseman Bryan Muir and got off a wrist shot for his seventh goal of the season.

Avalanche center Peter Forsberg left in the second period with a groin injury. He did not return.

* MIGHTY DUCKS 2, KINGS 2: Host Anaheim rallied twice for the tie on goals by defensemen Niclas Havelid and Keith Carney.

* STARS 3, RANGERS 3: Brenden Morrow scored twice, including the tying goal in the second period, as Dallas remained unbeaten at home in regulation this season.

* BLUE JACKETS 4, ISLANDERS 2: Ray Whitney scored twice to help visiting Columbus snap a three-game losing streak.

* BLUES 7, FLAMES 2: Pavol Demitra scored three goals for his third career hat trick and added an assist as St. Louis won at home.

* DEVILS 2, PREDATORS 1: Backup goaltender Corey Schwab turned back 28 shots in leading New Jersey on the road. Scott Gomez and Jay Pandolfo scored for the Devils.