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Vancouver at New York Islanders (6 p.m. CST). Vancouver beat Toronto 4-2 on Saturday night to finish 4-1-1 on a six-game homestand. New York is coming off consecutive victories over Ottawa, the last a 3-2 home decision Saturday night.
—Joffrey Lupul and Antero Niittymaki, Flyers. Lupul scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Niittymaki made 29 saves to improve to 11-0 against Atlanta in Philadelphia’s 4-3 victory.
—Jonas Hiller, Ducks, made 29 saves for his first NHL shutout in Anaheim’s 2-0 victory over Los Angeles.
—Alexei Kovalev, Canadiens, scored the lone shootout goal in Montreal’s 3-2 victory in St. Louis.
—Devin Setoguchi, Sharks, scored a power-play goal with 4:15 left to give San Jose a 6-5 victory in Chicago.
Philadelphia beat Atlanta 4-3 on Sunday night to snap the Thrashers’ five-game winning streak. ... Montreal was 0-for-10 on the power play in its 3-2 victory over St. Louis and has scored twice in its last 36 chances.
Rick Tocchet lost his first game as Tampa Bay’s coach, a 3-2 shootout loss to Carolina. Tocchet became a head coach for the first time when Barry Melrose was fired Friday. A veteran of 18 NHL seasons, Tocchet perhaps is best known for his role in a sports betting ring that led to a league suspension.
Darryl Sydor returned to the Dallas Stars on Sunday in a trade of veteran defensemen that sent Philippe Boucher to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 36-year-old Sydor played with Dallas from 1995-2003, helping the Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1998-99.
Ryan Russell scored three goals — two short-handed — to help the Hamilton Bulldogs (Canadiens) beat the Rochester Americans (Panthers) 5-2 on Sunday in the American Hockey League. Matt D’Agostini also had a short-handed goal for the Bulldogs.
"I really don’t know. I just feel comfortable playing against them. There’s no magic. Hopefully, it stays that way." — Philadelphia’s Antero Niittymaki after making 29 saves in a 4-3 victory Sunday night to improve to 11-0 against Atlanta.