Blues honoring Hull

The St. Louis Blues will honor Brett Hull for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame before tonight's game, along with his "dream team" from a decade with the franchise that features Adam Oates, Wayne Gretzky, Brendan Shanahan, Al MacInnis and the Flyers' Chris Pronger.

Hull became a star after St. Louis acquired him from the Calgary Flames in 1987. He scored 72, 86 and 70 goals in a three-season span starting in 1989-90.

The team retired Hull's No. 16 jersey in 2006.

'Canes hit bottom

The Carolina Hurricanes reached the Eastern Conference finals last spring. They were swept in the series by eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh, but no one thought it would lead to this.

Carolina have an NHL-worst 20 points. Second-worst, entering last night, were the Maple Leafs and Flyers with 29.

Only St. Louis (74) has less than the Hurricanes' 77 goals. At the other end of the ice, they have allowed an NHL-worst 117.

Carolina matched a club record last month with a winless streak that reached 14 games, and they are 1-12-4 away from the RBC Center.


The Columbus Blue Jackets placed right winger Derek Dorsett on injured reserve with a broken hand. . . . The Minnesota Wild placed center Andrew Ebbett on injured reserve with a concussion.

- Associated Press