Mika Noronen made 29 saves for his first career shutout and first win of the season for visiting Buffalo. Stu Barnes and Jochen Hecht scored 37 seconds apart in the second to help coach Lindy Ruff tie Scotty Bowman for the most wins in Buffalo history with 210. Also, the Panthers sent defenseman Brad Ference to the Coyotes for left wing Darcy Hordichuk and a 2003 second-round draft pick.
BLACKHAWKS: Theo Fleury, the troubled right wing who has battled alcohol abuse, was put on waivers, according to several reports. Fleury said he read about the move but had not been told by the team.
KINGS: The team claimed left wing Jon Sim off waivers from Nashville.
PANTHERS: Right wing Pierre Dagenais was reassigned to San Antonio of the AHL.