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October 18, 1993

Undated (AP) _ Montreal at Quebec (7:35 p.m. EDT). The Canadiens and Nordiques play the second game of their home-and-home series. The Nordiques won the opener 5-2 on Saturday night in Montreal. STARS Sunday

Joe Nieuwendyk scored a shorthanded goal, his second of the game, with 19 seconds left in regulation to give the Calgary Flames a 2-2 tie with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. SIDELINED

Center Scott Levins, who shares the Florida Panthers’ lead in scoring this season, fractured his hip in the first period of Sunday night’s 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Lightning. It’s uncertain how long he’ll be sidelined. SCORING

Brent Severyn scored his first career goal for the Florida Panthers and Patrik Carnback scored his first for Anaheim in Sunday night’s action. STREAKS

Toronto (6-0-0) and New Jersey (5-0-0) are the NHL’s only unbeaten teams. ... Pittsburgh is 3-0 at Civic Arena this season to increase its regular- season home unbeaten streak to 13 games. STARTS

Toronto’s 6-0-0 start is its best since 1944-45. ... Philadelphia (5-1-0) is off to its best start since 1988-89. SLUMPS

Buffalo has lost five straight after opening the season with a victory in Boston. ... The New York Islanders’ 1-4-0 start is their worst since 1973-74. ... Detroit’s 1-5 start is its worst since 1985-86. ... San Jose (0-4-1) and Ottawa (0-3-1) are the only NHL teams without a victory. SWINGS

Pittsburgh’s Martin Straka leads the NHL with eight goals in seven games after scoring only three goals in 42 games as a rookie last season. ... The Calgary Flames now have a loss and a tie in their last two games following a four-game winning streak at the start of the season. ... The Anaheim Mighty Ducks now have a three-game unbeaten string (1-0-2) following losses in their first two games of the season. SPECIAL TEAMS

Toronto’s Dave Andreychuk has four power-play goals in six games. Andreyhuk, who has seven goals overall, led the NHL last season with 32 power- play goals. SCOUTING

Justin Tomberlin scored on a power play with 1:28 remaining as defending NCAA champion Maine rallied to tie the U.S. national team 3-3 on Sunday night. The U.S. squad, preparing for the Lillehammer Olympics, is 12-8-3 overall and 4-2-2 on its national tour. It plays Canada at New Haven, Conn., on Friday night. ... Tim Taylor scored three goals and added an assist as Adirondack beat Prince Edward Island 7-5 in the American Hockey League on Sunday. SPEAKING

″Later on in the season, it’s going to get down and dirty.″ - Florida goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck on the Panthers’ intrastate rivalry with the Tampa Bay Lightning. SEASONS Oct. 18

1908 - Right wing Harold (Mush) March, who played for Chicago from 1928 to 1945, was born in Silton, Sask. 1966 - NHL defenseman Kjell Samuelsson was born in Tingsryd, Sweden. Samuelsson has played in the NHL since 1985-86 with the New York Rangers, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

1967 - The Philadelphia Flyers recorded their first NHL victory, winning 2-1 over the Blues at St. Louis.

1972 - Tommy Williams scored the New England Whalers’ first hat trick in a 4-1 World Hockey Association win in Houston.

1979 - Phil Esposito scored his 32nd (and final) career hat trick to lead the Rangers to a 6-3 win over Vancouver. At the time, it was the most career hat tricks by any player in NHL history.

1983 - Los Angeles traded defenseman Larry Murphy to Washington for defenseman Brian Engblom and right wing Ken Houston.

1986 - The Montreal Canadiens earned their 5,001st career NHL point when they beat Winnipeg 5-3. The win brought the Canadiens’ 70-year league record totals to 2,174 -1,290-653 in 4,117 games.

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