New Jersey at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST). The Central Division-leading Red Wings have won five straight. The Devils, second in the Eastern Conference, are 2-0-1 in their last three.



_ Ron Tugnutt, Senators, made 30 saves for his second shutout in four starts as Ottawa beat Boston 2-0. Tugnutt lowered his NHL-leading goals-against average to 1.58.

_ Sergei Zholtok, Canadiens, scored the game-winning goal in the third period as Montreal beat Philadelphia 3-1.

_ Oleg Kolzig, Capitals, stopped 37 shots to help Washington to a 2-2 tie with Carolina.

_ Philippe Boucher, Kings, had a goal and two assists for his first three-point game as Los Angeles beat Edmonton 3-2.


Buffalo's Dominik Hasek, winner of the Hart Trophy the last two seasons as the NHL's most valuable player, will miss the next two games because of a strained groin.


Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov is contributing his entire $2 million salary for 1998-99 to a new charity that will help Detroit children.


Philadelphia's Eric Lindros had a goal Thursday night against Montreal to extend his scoring streak to 18 games, tying the franchise record set by Bobbby Clarke in 1975.


Ian Herbers scored two goals in a 1:35 span of the third period in Detroit's 4-3 shootout victory over Milwaukee on Thursday night in the IHL.


``All you've got to do is look at the top scorers in the league and look at how many 50-goal scorers there are going to be. I think that pretty much explains everything. There's going to be maybe one or two, if that, and in years past there were eight or nine guys scoring 50 goals.'' _ St. Louis defenseman Jamie Rivers after the Blues' 0-0 tie with Florida on Thursday night.