Undated (AP) _ Boston at Hartford (7:35 p.m. EST). It’s the first of eight regular- season games between the Adams Division rivals. First-place Boston is 10-5-3 for 23 and fourth-place Hartford is 5-9-3 for 13 points. STATS
Pittsburgh’s John Cullen leads the NHL in scoring through Monday’s games with eight goals and 36 points in 17 games. Los Angeles’ Wayne Gretzky is second with 12 goals and 33 points in 17 games. ... St. Louis’ Brett Hull leads in goals with 17 in 17 games. His seven power-play goals are the most in the NHL. STREAKS
Toronto ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over Winnipeg on Monday night. The Leafs improved to 3-16-1 and moved into 20th place overall with seven points, one ahead of Edmonton. ... Quebec has lost 10 straight games, one short of the team record set last February.
SHOTS ON GOAL
Toronto outshot Winnipeg 33-23 in the Leafs’ 5-2 victory Monday night, the lowest number of shots allowed by the Leafs this season. SWINGS
Philadelphia’s Pete Peeters was 1-15-3 in 1989-90. He has won three of his four decisions this season. SLAP SHOTS
Toronto Dave Reid scored his fourth short-handed goal Monday night in a 5-2 victory over Winnipeg. Reid scored into an empty net with 36 remaining. SWAPS
Ed Olczyk and Mark Osborne, traded to Winnipeg from Toronto on Saturday for Dave Ellett and Paul Fenton, combined on a goal in the Jets’ 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Monday night. Olczyk snapped Osborne’s pass over goaltender Jeff Reese’s glove at 5:27 of the second period. SAVES
New York Islanders goaltender Glenn Healy, who had a 2.33 goals-against average and three victories in as many games, was named the NHL player of the week Monday. Healy made 36 saves in the Islanders’ 4-3 victory over Toronto on Nov. 6. The next night, he made 27 saves in a 6-3 victory over New Jersey. STARS Monday
Doug Shedden, Maple Leafs, scored his first two NHL goals in nearly four years as Toronto defeated Winnipeg 5-2. SIDELINED
Minnesota center Dave Gagner will miss three weeks after undergoing surgery on his left knee to remove torn cartilage. Gagner tore the cartilage during the preseason Soviet Friendship Tour and aggravated the injury in Saturday night’s game against Hartford. He leads the North Stars with nine goals. STATUS
The Detroit Red Wings recalled center John Chabot, right wing Tom Bissett and defenseman Yves Racine from Adirondack of the American Hockey League on Monday. Bissett, Detroit’s seventh pick in the 1985 draft, had 16 goals and 11 assists in 16 games at Adirondack. ... Toronto left wing Mike Krushelnyski, obtained in a trade with Los Angeles for John McIntyre on Friday, will join the club after his wife gives birth. SCOUTING
Junior phenom Eric Lindros of the Oshawa Generals leads the Ontario Hockey League in scoring with 22 goals and 47 points through Sunday’s games. SPEAKING
″My left knee is the only part of me that is happy with this decision. When I look back I see that I’ve done everything I can. I rode the stationary bike, it feels like, to Los Angeles and back. I’m thankful that I can even walk.″ - Boston defenseman Gord Kluzak, the top pick in the 1982 draft, who announced his retirement Monday after eight seasons and 11 operations on his left knee. SEASONS Nov. 14
1964-Detroit’s Gordie Howe scored his 627th goal in NHL competition (including regular-season and playoff games), moving him past Maurice Richard as the league’s all-time leading scorer. The historic goal came when he beat Montreal’s Charlie Hodge 20 seconds into a 4-2 loss to the Canadiens at the Forum.
1971-Ken Dryden, a college star at Cornell, made his debut in goal for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-1 victory over the Penguins at Pittsburgh. Dryden quickly took over the No. 1 goaltending job and led Montreal to the Stanley Cup.