Boston at Montreal, (7 p.m. EST). Joe Thornton and the Bruins take on the rival Canadiens for the first time this season.



_ Marc Savard, Thrashers, scored two goals, including the winner with 15 seconds left in overtime, as Atlanta beat Toronto 3-2.

_ Robert Esche, Flyers, made 20 saves in Philadelphia's 5-0 victory over Montreal.


Detroit recalled goalie Curtis Joseph from the minors Monday. Joseph, who had surgery Aug. 19 to remove bone chips from his right ankle, made one start for Grand Rapids of the AHL. Detroit has been looking to trade the 15-year veteran since six-time Vezina Trophy winner Dominik Hasek ended his one-season retirement.


Atlanta's Marc Savard and Jeff Cowan scored 24 seconds apart in the third period, and Savard scored in overtime as the Trashers beat Toronto 3-2 on Monday night.


John LeClair had a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 5-0 win over Montreal on Monday night, his first game of the season after missing seven with a broken bone in his left foot.


``We played this game for Dan Snyder and his family. It was a difficult game for us, but I think he's happy right now.'' _ Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk on playing in front of teammate Dan Snyder's family for the first time since Snyder died Oct. 5 from injuries sustained in a car crash. The visiting Thrashers beat Toronto 3-2 in overtime Monday night.