ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brian Elliott made 33 saves in only his fifth start of the season and the St. Louis Blues got goals from six players in their third straight win, a 6-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
St. Louis (16-3-3) has won five of six and is off to the fastest start in franchise history.
Dallas had its six-game road winning streak snapped.
St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock recorded his 621st win, moving him into sole possession of eighth place in career wins.
Vladimir Sobotka, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Backes, Derek Roy, Chris Stewart and T.J. Oshie scored for the Blues, who have won six of their last seven against the Stars.
Elliott, the backup to Jaroslav Halak, he stopped the final 26 shots in improcving 4-0-1.
Brenden Dillon scored for Dallas, which fell to 8-6 on the road.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York teacher could be in hot water after sending a note home with her pre-kindergarten students saying some of them were showing up to school so dirty she didn't want to touch them.
Parents say the handwritten note was sent home by a teacher at the Buffalo School District's BUILD Academy. The Nov. 14 letter says several of the 3- and 4-year-old children "also give off unpleasant smells."
The letter also requests the signatures of parent and child to confirm it was received.
The Buffalo News reports the school board concluded the teacher should face disciplinary action.
Kimberly Wells says she was shocked by the letter her granddaughter brought home. She says it made the girl ask if her teacher thinks she stinks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities.
Under the settlement Friday, North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corp. and its renewable energy arm agreed to pay $1 million. Much of the money will go toward conservation efforts.
The company pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two wind farms outside Casper, Wyo., from 2009 to 2013.
Wind farms are clusters of turbines as tall as 30-story buildings, with spinning rotors.
Before the case, no wind energy company had been prosecuted for the death of an eagle or other protected bird — even though such deaths are usually a federal violation.