Watch: Versteeg ends lengthy shootout with diving attempt

Kris Versteeg, Calgary Flames hero.

For one night, at least, as the winger earned his team the extra point upon getting the better of former Chicago Blackhawks teammate Corey Crawford with a vicious deke.

The winning - and only - shootout goal came in the seventh round, mercifully ending the proceedings.

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Radulov, Weber spark unbeaten Canadiens past Flyers

MONTREAL - Brendan Gallagher scored midway through the third period as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to four games.

First-place Montreal (5-0-1) remains the only team unbeaten in regulation time.

Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov, into the empty net, also scored for Montreal. Carey Price made 31 saves for his third consecutive win to start the season.

Jakub Voracek scored the lone goal for the Flyers (2-3-1). Steve Masonstopped 30 of 32 shots.

Gallagher scored on the power play at 13:08 of the third period, just four seconds into Montreal's man advantage. The pesky wing deflected Radulov's shot from the point past Mason.

Gallagher got the play going after winning the faceoff to the left of Mason before scoring his team-leading fourth goal of the season.

The Canadiens came into the game 3 for 21 with the man advantage (20th in the NHL). As a result, coach Michel Therrien tried to jumpstart Montreal's stalled power play by shuffling some players around.

One of those changes was putting Radulov on the point with Weber on Montreal's first power play. The new strategy paid dividends in the third.

Montreal finished Monday's game 1 for 4 on the power play.

Radulov finished with one goal, two assists, five hits, and he drew a penalty in the second period.

Weber got Montreal on the board at 5:28 of the second period with his second goal of the season.

After good work behind the net by Radulov to get the puck back to the point,Weber fired a slap shot that broke Brayden Schenn's stick and deflected into the net.

The Flyers tied it when Voracek deflected Claude Giroux's shot past Price at 11:47. The goal came just seconds after Price denied Voracek all alone in front of goal.

Voracek has three goals in six games this season.

Notes: Price played his 450th game with the Canadiens. . This was the first of three meetings between the teams this season. They meet again Nov. 5 in Montreal.


Flyers: play the second of a back-to-back at home against Buffalo On Tuesday.

Canadiens: are at the New York islanders on Wednesday.

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Radulov tickled by Canadiens’ fans chanting his name

Someone in Montreal probably has a new nickname.

That would be Alexander Radulov, who described his feeling as Canadiens fans chanted his name during a win over Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Radulov recorded assists on Montreal's first two goals and capped the win with an empty-net goal of his own. He's certainly providing good value on the one-year, $5.75-million contract he signed back in the offseason.

"Tickles," it is.

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Blackhawks allow another power-play goal, reach Thrashers-level ineptitude

Let's check in on the Chicago Blackhawks.

In the first period of their seventh game of the new season, Chicago allowed the Calgary Flames to score a power-play goal, putting themselves in unwelcome company.

Yes, that's the Atlanta Thrashers, who finished that season with a 27th-ranked penalty kill (78.8 percent), and who were never known to be, well, anything resembling a team with Stanley Cup aspirations.

Heading into Tuesday's game against Calgary, Chicago had successfully killed only 42.9 percent of penalties taken, well below the next worst team, which just so happens to be the former Thrashers turned Winnipeg Jets (68.6 percent).

How fitting.

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Mike Commodore really is an Uber driver

A quick look at Mike Commodore's Twitter feed over the weekend may have confused fans of the former NHL defenseman.

As it turns out, Commodore actually is spending time driving folks around Scottsdale, Arizona.

"I'm single, I've got no kids, I was just looking for something to get me out of the house and keep me out of the bars," Commodore told TSN's Bob McKenzie. "I don't really do too much except play golf or go to the bar, so I figured this would be a good social thing for me.

"I don't mind driving. I like to meet people and I like to talk to people. I'll definitely do it again, one night a weekend or maybe even during the week."

Commodore appeared in 484 career games from 2000-2012, including a stint in Columbus, which proved to be a talking point.

As told to McKenzie:

I asked them where they're from and they say, 'Columbus,' and I say, 'I used to live in Columbus.' They asked me what I did and I told them I played hockey. They say, 'For who?' I say, 'The Blue Jackets. They thought I was full of s--- and asked me what years, so I told them.

They say, 'So you know Rick Nash then?' I say, 'Yeah, Rick is a good friend.' They say, 'What about Jared Boll?' I say, 'Yeah, I know Jared...I can do the whole roster if you like. Why don't you just look me up?'

Perhaps he'll be able to talk hockey with another passenger soon.

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Stamkos has no regrets about choosing Lightning over Maple Leafs

The question was inevitable.

In advance of his first game in Toronto since choosing not to sign with his hometown Maple Leafs, Steven Stamkos - who instead agreed to an eight-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning this past offseason - addressed the decision and whether or not he carries any regret.

In a word, no.

"I made the decision to stay with the team that drafted me and brought me up as an 18-year-old kid. (Tampa's) my second home now. There's no regrets," he said Monday, per the Lightning's Twitter acount. "I'm looking forward to winning another game here on our road trip."

While acknowledging the irony of still having to talk about the possibility he could have signed with the Maple Leafs even after the decision is well in the past, Stamkos admitted the uncertainty that hung over him last season was tough to deal with, but he's happy to have remain settled with the Lightning and to approach the new season with no distractions.

Stamkos looks to add to his three goals and two assists in five games Tuesday, as his Lightning play the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

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