Hockey Today Monday, Nov. 20
Undated (AP) _ Calgary Flames at Montreal Canadiens (7:35 p.m. EST). The Flames visit the Forum for the second time since beating the Canadiens in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals last spring to win their first NHL championship. STATS
Mario Lemieux has at least one point in each of Pittsburgh’s last nine games. ... Pittsburgh defenseman Paul Coffey scored twice against the Islanders Saturday, his first multiple-goal game since last Feb. 23 against Detroit. STREAKS
Detroit ended a 12-game winless streak, its longest slide in five years, with an 8-1 victory at Quebec. ... Boston has won five in a row and is unbeaten in seven straight (6-0-1). ... Pittsburgh has won three straight, outscoring its opponents 19-4. ... Chicago ended a six-game losing streak in Calgary with a 4-4 tie. SHOTS ON GOAL
Neal Broten o the North Stars reached two milestones when he scored against St. Louis Saturday. The goal was the 200th of his career and the point was his 600th. He’s 51 shy of the team record for points held by Dino Ciccarelli. SLAP SHOTS
Boston goaltender Reggie Lemelin was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for high-sticking New Jersey’s David Maley. He is the first goaltender ejected from a game for a stick major this season and only the second since the rule mandating automatic game misconducts for stick-related majors was instituted last seasons. SLUMPS
The Islanders have lost seven of their last eight and are 2-11-2 in their last 15 games. ... Quebec is 2-11-0 in its last 13 games. SIDELINED
The Montreal Canadiens’ injury problems continue. The Canadiens, already without several key players, lost defenseman Petr Svoboda with a slight concussion against Toronto after another defenseman, Jean-Jacques Daigneault, had to leave after he was struck around the eye by a puck. STATUS
Montreal center Brian Skrudland returned to the Canadiens’ lineup after missing 21 games because of an ankle injury. He took the spot of Brent Gilchrist, sidelined by a sore shoulder. ... Quebec’s Michel Goulet returned to the lineup against Detroit after missing nine games with a sprained ankle. STARS Saturday
Andy Brickley, Bruins, had three goals and an assist, all in the third period, as Boston rallied for a 6-4 victory over New Jersey. SCOUTING
Miroslav Ihnacak scored three goals and added an assist to pace Halifax (Nordiques) to an 8-3 victory over Rochester (Sabres) in an American Hockey League game Saturday night. SPEAKING
″It’s been bad for us and I feel sorry for Quebec but then again we have been embarassed ourselves on a few occasions lately and I am just glad it is over with. It’s a big win for us and I just hope we can start a streak now of wins and get something going. This feels like a ton lifted off our shoulders.″ - Detroit coach Jacques Demers. SEASONS Nov. 20
1928-The Boston Garden opened its doors to hockey for the first time. The Montreal Canadiens spoiled the Bruins’ first game in their new home with a 1-0 victory on a goal by Sylvio Mantha. George Hainsworth recorded the shutout, the first of an NHL-record 22 in 44 games that season.
1967-After Lynn Patrick resigned as coach of the St. Louis Blues, Scotty Bowman took over behind the bench, marking the start of the winningest coaching career. Bowman leads all coaches with 739 victories.