Flyers: Center Rod Brind'Amour was placed on injured reserve Friday, ending a string of 484 straight regular-season games, the longest consecutive-game streak in the NHL. Brind'Amour, who suffered a hairline fracture in his left foot on Sept. 25, missed the Flyers' opener against Ottawa last night.
Quotable: "I really like it. I think it's going to be a great asset, once teams learn to play it. If you skate the way we do and move the puck like we do, you're going to create chances." -- Edmonton coach Kevin Lowe on the new overtime format, which features four skaters per side, after the Oilers played the Rangers to a 1-1 tie Friday night.