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