In 24 seasons of playing in the Igloo, the Pittsburgh Penguins have never been treated more coldly at home than they were Tuesday night by the Washington Capitals.

The defending Stanley Cup champions suffered their worst shutout in Pittsburgh when Peter Bondra and Dimitri Kristich each had a goal and three assists to power Washington to an 8-0 rout.The Patrick Division leaders got 26 saves from Don Beaupre - who registered his 12th career shutout in his first start of the season - and peppered a pair of Pittsburgh goalies with 44 shots.

"The only people who don't share in this are those who didn't dress, " Penguins Coach Scotty Bowman said. "We're going to have to take steps to correct this. What we have isn't good enough right now."

Rangers 3, North Stars 2

At New York, rookie Doug Weight scored the go-ahead goal with 7:18 remaining to lift the Rangers. John Ogrodnick had tallied his second goal of the year at the 8:45 mark of the third to tie it. Minnesota's Mike Craig scored twice in a five-minute span.

Nordiques 7, Jets 2

At Quebec, Owen Nolan netted a hat trick in the third period as the 2-8-1 Nordiques won for the first time since opening night. Nolan has 13 goals in 11 games to lead the NHL. The Jets had been undefeated in their previous five games.

Islanders 8, Sharks 4

At Uniondale, N.Y., players acquired in trades with Buffalo and Chicago last week scored five goals for New York, with Benoit Hogue and Steve Thomas connecting in the third period. Expansion San Jose is now 1-12-0.

Canucks 4, Devils 3

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Geoff Courtnall scored the tie-breaking goal in the second period and added an insurance goal early in the third for the Canucks. With a record of 9-3-1, they lead the NHL with 19 points.