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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lightning Rookie Blanks Sabres, 4-0

BUFFALO, New York -- Dino Ciccarelli scored twice, and Corey Schwab earned his first career shutout as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0.


Ciccarelli scored in each of the first two periods while standing in front of the Buffalo net. Schwab, starting in place of the injured Daren Puppa, made 22 saves in his 12th NHL game.


Drew Bannister scored his first NHL goal Tuesday, and Jason Wiemer had the other Lightning goal. Chris Gratton added two assists for Tampa Bay, which had three victories in its four-game road trip. The Lightning return home Sunday for their first game at the new Ice Palace.


Tampa Bay got the only goal it needed 11:15 into the first period when Gratton's slap shot from the point was directed into the net by Ciccarelli with the Lightning on the power play. It broke Tampa Bay's 0-for-16 slump with the man advantage.


Devils 3, Canadiens 2. In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Valeri Zelepukin had a goal and two assists, and Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils defense shut down one of the NHL's top offenses.


Sergei Brylin, whose playing time will increase with the Devils' decision to waive Neal Broten earlier in the day, and Bill Guerin also scored as Montreal (2-1-2) fell from the unbeaten ranks.


Brodeur stopped Montreal's first 23 shots and was sailing along with a 3-0 lead until Saku Koivu and Vincent Damphousse scored in a 16-second span with about eight minutes to play.


Stars 3, Red Wings 1. In Dallas, Jere Lehtinen and Sergei Zubov scored goals in a 17-second span in the second period as the Dallas Stars remained unbeaten.


Dallas is 6-0-0, the best start in franchise history. The Stars are the only unbeaten, untied team in the NHL.


Arturs Irbe stopped 32 shots for the Stars, who were 0-10-1 over the last two seasons against the Red Wings.


Detroit got its only goal from Darren McCarty in the first period. The Red Wings had a two-man advantage for 41 seconds with less than six minutes to play, but the Stars penalty-killing unit didn't allow a goal.


Blackhawks 3, Maple Leafs 1. In Toronto, Kevin Miller scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Ed Belfour made 39 saves as Chicago beat Toronto.


Toronto outshot Chicago 40-30, including 21-9 in the third period, but Belfour stopped all but one shot.


Tony Amonte added an empty-netter for Chicago, 3-0 on the road this season. The Blackhawks had lost their three previous games, all at home.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)