Monday: vs. Chicago, 7 p.m. (VS). Wednesday: at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. (KSTC). Thursday: at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. (FSN)

Player to watch: John Tavares The Islanders' 20-year-old star and 2009 first overall pick is fun to watch on any night, but he should be especially on this night because he and his former Oshawa Generals linemate Cal Clutterbuck are sure to be chirping at each other.

The quote "Butch’s goal was something special to see in person." — Rookie Jared Spurgeon on Pierre-Marc Bouchard’s breakaway spin-o-rama to beat Edmonton’s Nikolai Khabibulin.

MICHAEL RUSSO