ANDERSON BLANKS OILERS IN EMOTIONAL RETURN TO CREASE
In his first start since taking a leave of absence to be with his wife, Nicholle, who recently was diagnosed with cancer, Craig Anderson stopped all 37 shots he faced to help the Ottawa Senators end the Edmonton Oilers' five-game winning streak.
* Anderson, who shut out the Vancouver Canucks in his last game, Oct. 25, had the 35th shutout of his NHL career and improved to 5-1-0 with a 2.46 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and two shutouts this season.
* Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (42) and Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (36) are the only active United States-born goaltenders with more career shutouts than Anderson (35).
* Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot stayed on the Edmonton bench after the game to applaud an emotional Anderson when he received the game's First Star honor.
"It was special for our goaltender, his family, his wife, our players, and I really respected the fact that the Oilers organization and their players and their fans showed a lot of respect and support," Senators coach Guy Boucher said.
Home Team in Caps
Buffalo 3, WINNIPEG 1
Philadelphia 4, CAROLINA 3
Florida 5, DETROIT 2
NY ISLANDERS 5, Toronto 1
CHICAGO 3, Los Angeles 0
NY RANGERS 6, Tampa Bay 1
Ottawa 2, EDMONTON 0
Washington 3, CALGARY 1
GRABNER (HAT TRICK) POWERS RANGERS PAST LIGHTNING ...
Michael Grabner (3-0-3) had the third hat trick of his NHL career and first since Feb. 13, 2011 to guide the New York Rangers to their fourth win in their past five games.
* Forwards J.T. Miller (1-2-3) and Kevin Hayes (0-3-3) also had three-point games. Miller matched an NHL career high with three points and Hayes established a personal NHL best with three assists.
* Antti Raanta made 31 saves and improved to 21-4-4 with a 1.85 GAA, .933 save percentage and four shutouts in 33 NHL home games.
Video: TBL@NYR: Grabner lights the lamp for his third goal
... SCEVIOUR ALSO SCORES THREE IN PANTHERS WIN
Colton Sceviour (3-1-4) had his first NHL hat trick and added an assist for a personal NHL-best four points and help the Florida Panthers snap a three-game slide (0-3-0).
* Sceviour became the second Panthers player to score an even strength, power play and shorthanded goal in the same game, joining Nathan Horton, who did it Dec. 14, 2009 at the New York Islanders, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
SEVERAL PLAYERS KEEP STREAKS ALIVE
A number of players were able to build on impressive point streaks during games Sunday:
* Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux (1-1-2) extended his point streak to nine games (2-10-12), matching a career high last achieved Dec. 11-30, 2013 (6-11-17).
* Carolina Hurricanes forward Victor Rask had an assist to extend his season-opening point streak to eight games (4-6-10). Per Elias, Rask is the second player in Hurricanes/Whalers history with at least one point in each of the team's first eight or more games of a season, joining Hartford's Ron Francis in 1984-85 (6-8-14 in 11 GP).
* New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh had an assist to extend his point streak to an NHL career-high seven games (0-8-8). Elias notes that McDonagh became the first Rangers defenseman with at least one assist in seven straight games since Brian Leetch from Nov. 16 - Dec. 1, 1996 (2-8-10).
* Chicago Blackhawks forward Artem Anisimov scored a goal to extend his NHL career-high point streak to seven games (6-5-11).
* Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner (1-1-2) extended his point streak to five games (4-5-9).
Forward Kyle Okposo scored both goals as the Buffalo Sabres earned their second victory in as many days. … Defenseman Brandon Manning scored a shorthanded goal with 12:00 remaining in regulation to break a 3-3 tie and power the Flyers past the Hurricanes. … The Islanders improved to 4-2-0 at home this season with a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. … Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford made 32 saves for the 20th shutout of his NHL career. … Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (2-0-2) had his second multigoal game in as many days (also 2-1-3 on Oct. 29 at VAN). … Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, who tossed a stick to a young fan in Edmonton on Oct. 26, invited the fan and his family to attend the game in Calgary. … The Islanders hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer night at Barclays Center. … The Department of Player Safety fined Detroit Red Wings forward Steve Ott for spearing Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara . … ICYMI: Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was honored at United Center on Sunday for reaching the 500-goal milestone Oct. 18 against the Flyers. While Hossa was holding his daughter Zoja during the ceremony, she playfully honked his nose. … Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, who dressed up as musical icon Prince, was one of many NHL players in the Halloween spirit over the weekend.
SNEAK PEEK AT TUESDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
St. Louis @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., MSG+, FS-MW, NHL.TV
Dallas @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, FS-SW, NHL.TV
Boston @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, FS-F, NESN, NHL.TV
Carolina @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., RDS2, TSN5, FS-CR, NHL.TV
Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, NHL.TV
Edmonton @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TSN4, SNOL, NHL.TV
Buffalo @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-N+, MSG-B, NHL.TV
Washington @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., TSN3, CSN-DC, NHL.TV
Calgary @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., CSN-CH, SNF, NHL.TV
Nashville @ Colorado, 9 p.m., ALT, FS-TN, NHL.TV
San Jose @ Arizona, 10 p.m., NBCSN, NHL.TV
Anaheim @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, PRIME, NHL.TV