The Flyers don't know what's wrong with winger Kyle Calder (right), who did not score in his first 26 games for Philadelphia after netting a career-high 26 goals last season for Chicago. He could wind up on the trading block.... Devils assistant coach Jacques Laperriere has taught his blueliners to keep their sticks down—which helps them avoid bad penalties—by taping three pucks to their stick blades during drills. At week's end New Jersey was averaging 10.9 penalty minutes per game, down from 11.6 at the end of last season.... Penguins coach Michel Therrien made an odd choice when he slotted Sidney Crosby to be his third skater in a Dec. 7 shootout against the Rangers. After stopping Pittsburgh's first two shooters, New York could have won the game before Crosby got a chance. Ultimately he did get his turn—and failed to score—but Therrien's strategy remains a head-scratcher.