NHL - STARS
Michal Handzus, Flyers, scored twice in a 2:10 span in the second period of Philadelphia's 6-2 victory over Montreal.
Andrew Brunette, Wild, scored twice in the third period as Minnesota beat Chicago 3-2.
Doug Weight, Blues, had a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 2-1 victory in Edmonton.
Mike Keane, Avalanche, scored the go-ahead goal as Colorado rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Phoenix 3-2.
Colorado's Patrick Roy played in his 972nd game Thursday night, passing Terry Sawchuk for the most appearances by a goalie. Roy had 27 saves in the Avalanche's 3-2 victory over Phoenix, extending his NHL-record win total to 519.
With a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Thursday night, Minnesota improved to 5-1-1, its best record after seven games in the team's three-year history. The Wild lead the Northwest Division with an NHL-best 11 points.
CENTER OF ATTENTION
Jason Spezza, the second overall pick in the 2001 draft, made his NHL debut in Ottawa's 2-2 tie in Boston on Thursday night. He had an assist on Marian Hossa's third-period goal. Spezza was recalled by the Senators late Wednesday after center Radek Bonk injured his chest Tuesday night against Carolina.