Boos weren't part of the welcome Bryan Trottier used to receive when he stepped on the ice as a player for the New York Islanders.

But they came as no surprise this time to the Hall of Famer. After all, he was returning to Long Island for the first time as coach of the hated New York Rangers.

Trottier said he wasn't going to allow himself to become sentimental in the arena where he spent his best hockey days and where his No. 19 jersey hangs in his honor.

"Nassau Coliseum is the place I used to play and I have a lot of good memories here," he said after the Rangers beat the Islanders 5-0 Tuesday night. "Honestly, it's mixed emotions.

"I think there is something special coming into this building. The fact is we got two points and we're happy about that. It was a total team effort."

Matthew Barnaby scored twice, and Mike Dunham made 31 saves for the Rangers.

"We wanted to win for Bryan coming back here and we wanted to win for ourselves and the two points," Dunham said. "We played a really solid game."

Dunham got his second shutout this season and 13th of his career. Boris Mironov, Joel Bouchard, and Jamie Lundmark also scored.

PENGUINS 0, SABRES 0: In Buffalo, N.Y., Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for the Sabres in his second straight shutout, and Sebastien Caron made 34 saves for the Penguins.

Biron, who has three shutouts this season, beat Phoenix 1-0 on Saturday night.

Caron, playing in only his sixth career game, got his second shutout. He blanked Carolina on Jan. 15.

Buffalo — entering the third period tied 0-0 for the fourth straight game — is 2-0-2 over that stretch and 4-0-2 in its last six. The Sabres also have at least one point in each of their last six.

FLYERS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1: In Toronto, Jeremy Roenick and Mark Recchi scored 22 seconds apart in the third period, and surging Philadelphia ended the Maple Leafs' 13-game home unbeaten streak.

Michal Handzus scored in his fourth straight game for the Flyers, who also won their fourth in a row. Philadelphia has won 10 of 11, and is 6-0 on the road over that span.

Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves for the Flyers, an Eastern Conference-best 15-6-3 away from home this season.

Mikael Tellqvist, making his first NHL start since being recalled from the minors on Friday, allowed three goals on 26 shots for the Maple Leafs. They had not lost at Air Canada Centre since dropping a game to Detroit on Nov. 16.

THRASHERS 8, BLUES 4: In Atlanta, Dany Heatley and Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice each as the Thrashers tied a team record for goals.

Playing on his 22nd birthday, Heatley had his goals in the first, helping the Thrashers set a franchise mark with five in a period. Dan Snyder, Brad Tapper, Marc Savard and Frantisek Kaberle also scored in the game for Atlanta — 3-1 under new coach Bob Hartley.

Keith Tkachuk had two goals for the Blues, who had won three of four.

PREDATORS 3, CANUCKS 2: In Nashville, Tenn., Scott Hartnell had a goal and two assists, and Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves for the Predators.

Todd Bertuzzi scored twice for Vancouver.

The Predators opened the scoring in the first period at 8:15 when, Hartnell scored from high in the slot with a one-timer that beat Dan Cloutier to his glove side.

Adam Hall and David Legwand also scored for Nashville.