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Tuesday's games: Points to watch

What to watch for in tonight's slate of NHL games:

Hurricanes at Bruins, 7 p.m. ET

  • Carolina’s Jeff Skinner has six points in five games this season after posting just three over the same span in 2010-11.

  • Four out of the Bruins’ five games have been decided by one goal and their only win came in a shootout Saturday against Chicago.

  • The Bruins are 2-3-0 this season; last season, they didn’t lose their fourth regulation game until Game No. 13.

  • Boston forward Tyler Seguin has five points in five games this season.

  • The Bruins are 1-for-20 on power play (5.0 percent).

Panthers at Capitals, 7 p.m. ET

  • The Capitals are 4-0-0 to start a season for the first time since 1997-98, the season they lost to the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals. Washington has never had a 5-0-0 start.

  • The Capitals are 9-2-1 versus Panthers since the 2009-10 season.

  • Alex Ovechkin has one goal, his fewest within the first five games a season.

  • Caps goalie Tomas Vokoun is 3-0-0 to start season, his best start since 2005-06 (seven straight wins).

Stars at Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. ET

  • Mike Ribeiro leads the Stars with five points season.

  • Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen is 4-0-0 with a 1.25 GAA and .953 save percentage this season.

  • The Blue Jackets are 0-4-1 this season; the franchise’s longest winless streak to start a season was six games in 2001-02 (0-2-4).

Sabres at Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • The Sabres are 3-1-0 this season; they went 3-7-2 in October in 2010-11.

  • Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek has seven points in four games this season after posting seven in 12 contests in 2010-11.

  • The Canadiens have allowed four power-play goals in eight chances in the past two games.

  • Montreal goalie Carey Price is 1-2-1 this season (6-3-1 in October last season).

Flyers at Senators, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger has at least one point in all four games this season.

  • The Senators have won seven straight and are 10-2-0 in their past 12 contests at home against the Flyers.

  • The Senators have more special-teams goals (seven) than at even strength (six) this season.

  • Sens goalie Craig Anderson has the worst goals-against average of any goaltender this season (5.07).

Oilers at Flames, 9:30 p.m. ET

  • The Oilers first three games were decided by one goal.

  • The Flames have won eight straight at home against the Oilers.

  • No Calgary player has a faceoff win percentage better than 50.0.

Rangers at Canucks, 10 p.m. ET

  • The Rangers are 0-1-2 to start season; they haven’t started a season without a win in the first four games since 2003-04 (0-2-2).

  • The Rangers have five goals in their first three games, while Brad Richards has three points on those goals.

  • Richards leads the NHL in faceoff win percentage (80 percent).

  • Vancouver forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin each have two goals and five assists this season.

  • The Canucks have won five straight at home against the Rangers; their last home loss to New York was on Oct. 11, 1997. Wayne Gretzky was the No. 1 star of the game with a hat trick and five points. Mark Messier scored a goal for the Canucks in the game.