Jaroslav Halak took full advantage of his first start of the season by collecting 35 saves and leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings last night, reports AP. Patrice Brisebois scored the first goal of a three-goal second period for the Canadiens, who recaptured the lead in the Eastern Conference. In other NHL action:
- Martin Biron had 32 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four power-play goals to beat the New York Islanders, 4-1.
- Scott Walker deflected in an Eric Staal shot in overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The Canes lead the Southeast by seven points. Buffalo is four points out of eighth in the East.