PITTSBURGH (AP) -Matt Cooke had a goal and an assist, four other Pittsburgh players scored, and the Penguins earned their sixth straight win by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Kris Letang had two assists, and Tyler Kennedy, Evgeni Malkin, Ruslan Fedotenko and Alex Goligoski had goals. Only five of Pittsburgh's 18 skaters failed to record a point in the win that pushed the Penguins' record to an NHL-best 8-1.
Paul Kariya scored for the Blues, 1-3-1 in their past five games.
MONTREAL (AP) - Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta scored in the shootout, and Montreal snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over Atlanta.
Gionta, who scored late in the first period, sealed the win with a backhander past Ondrej Pavelec on Montreal's third attempt of the shootout. Gomez had put a shot from the slot past the Atlanta goalie's glove into the right side of the net.
Jaroslav Halak stopped Ilya Kovalchuk and Rich Peverley on the Thrashers' first two attempts. He made 22 saves in his second start of the season.
The Canadiens (3-5) avoided their worst start in nearly 70 years. Montreal was 1-10-1 in the 1940-41 season.
Colby Armstrong brought Atlanta into a 1-1 tie at 6:06 of the third with his first goal. Pavelec stopped 29 shots for Atlanta (4-1-1), which tied its best start since joining the NHL in 1999.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Jarome Iginla scored once and added two assists to lead Calgary over Columbus. It was the first multipoint game of the season for the struggling Flames captain, who had only two goals and two assists through the first eight games.
Iginla played his second consecutive game on a line centered by Craig Conroy, and the reunited linemates combined to set up first-period goals by Curtis Glencross and Jay Bouwmeester as Calgary took a 3-1 lead.
Daymond Langkow, Dion Phaneuf and Fredrik Sjostrom also scored for the Flames (6-2-1), who improved to 2-0 on a season-high five-game homestand.
Rick Nash, Derrick Brassard, and Jakub Voracek had goals for the Blue Jackets (5-2-0), who started a four-game road trip. Columbus finished with a 30-22 shots advantage.