« Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
The superstar opened with 10 goals in 10 games, continuing a remarkable run. He has 32 goals in his last 31 games, becoming the first 30-in-30 guy since Pavel Bure in 2001.
Detroit Red Wings
The club lost alumnus Shawn Burr to leukemia last year and honored him Saturday by holding a bone marrow registration drive during a game against the Rangers.
Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
In addition to 12 points in the first 11 games, the forward and testicular cancer survivor put two dozen kids from Childhood Cancer Canada in a suite for a Leafs game.
The Sabres’ Week Ahead
Monday — Dallas: The Stars have a new coach. A guy named Lindy Ruff. It’s possible fans in Buffalo might want to say hello.
Thursday — At New York Rangers: The Blueshirts entered Saturday’s schedule with a goal differential of minus-19, worst in the NHL.
Saturday — Anaheim: Teemu Selanne’s farewell tour rolls into Buffalo, with the future Hall of Famer making his last appearance downtown.