Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Raptors are off to their best start in franchise history. Kyle Lowry had a triple-double and DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points as the Raptors crushed the Washington Wizards on Friday, 103-84, sending a message to the rest of the Eastern Conference in the process. Lowry went for 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, posting a triple-double for the sixth time in his career. DeRozan shot 7-of-13 from the floor and made all 11 of his free throws, and Terrence Ross dropped 18 points for the winners. We played well from start to finish, said Lowry. There were a lot more positives than negatives this game. We can finally say that. The Raptors are 5-1 for the first time in team history. Washingtons starters shot 11-for-48, with none of them cracking double digits in the scoring column in the humbling setback. Otto Porter led three reserves in double figures with 13 points. We didnt come out with playoff intensity and obviously they did, said Paul Pierce. Toronto landed the first blow, jumping out to a 14-2 lead five minutes in. The spread reached 14 after DeRozans three-point play at 3:50, and it could have been worse had it not been for Washingtons bench. Porter and Drew Gooden made 5-of-6 shots combined off the bench, and it was 28-18 after one. Louis Williams helped Toronto rebuild a comfortable lead early in the second. Williams scored nine straight Raptors points during an 18-1 run that made it 48-25. DeRozan converted an alley-oop from Lowry at 5:37 to cap the flurry. Amir Johnsons hook shot just before halftime extended the lead to 59-35. Nene scored six points during Washingtons 10-0 run early in the third quarter. Marcin Gortats layup at the tail end of the surge had the Wizards within 18. John Wall cut it to 16 with a layup late in the third, but Washington never got over the hump. 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After beginning the season 4-3, allowing 100.9 points on 47 per cent shooting, Miamis resurgent defence has vaulted them back to the top of a weak Eastern Conference.NEWARK, N.J. - Vladimir Tarasenko is on one of those streaks where any time the St. Louis Blues forward is on the ice, the puck seems to find him in scoring position.After being stopped on a first-period breakaway and hitting a goal post in the second, Tarasenko scored a power-play goal early in the third period and the Blues extended their winning streak to six games with a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.Vladdy is on a hot streak right now and hes proving to everyone how good of a player he can be, said Blues goaltender Jake Allen, who stopped 26 shots in earning his second straight shutout and ending the Devils two-game winning streak. He is definitely leading this team right now.The NHLs No. 1 star last week, Tarasenko has seven goals in last five games and the deciding tally for two straight games. He netted the clinching shootout goal against the New York Rangers on Monday.He came through for us, St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. I know he felt badly that he missed those chances early on, but he stuck with it and got the goal. Thats a goal scorers goal.His blast from the right circle at 4:55 was the difference against the Devils. Tarasenko netted his eighth goal of the season just 17 seconds after Devils defenceman Marek Zidlicky was whistled for holding Alexander Steen in the crease.Steen barely kept the puck in the New Jersey zone after the faceoff, and then Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera exchanged a couple of passes before the Russian ripped a shot past Cory Schneider, the only one of 23 he didnt stop.Its a save Id like to make for sure, said Schneider, adding the shot beat him on the short side.Devils coach Pete DeBoer wasnt surprised Tarasenko got the goal. He had three shots in the game and five overall, with two jjust missing the net.ddddddddddddI looked at the goal and thats probably the hottest guy in the league, DeBoer said. He makes a good play. He has a knack for it and he is on fire lately.The Blues winning streak is one shy of the NHL-high of seven this season set by Anaheim.Allen, who shut out Anaheim 2-0 in his last start on Oct. 30, had two good stops on Travis Zajac and one on Adam Henrique in the second period. He got his glove on Michael Ryders shot drive in the first, with the puck landing on top of the net.It just fluttered and landed on top, said Ryder, who led the Devils with seven shots.Allen smiled about the save.I got my feet tangled up, but I managed to get my glove on it, he said.The Devils came into the game with the NHLs third-best power play, converting at 26.3 per cent, but they went 0-for-3.The Blues also had three chances, and converted the one they needed. The also saw defenceman Ian Cole hit a goal post in the first period.Its not easy to win like this on the road, said Blues forward Jaden Schwartz, who had the secondary assist on the goal. Our goal was to come in here and get the points and we did that. You never think one goal is going to win it, but getting the first goal was huge and gave us a lot of confidence.NOTES: The Blues played without C Paul Stastny (shoulder) and RW T.J. Oshie (concussion). Stastny has missed eight straight, and Oshie has sat out four. ... Devils D Jon Merrill was out with an undisclosed injury. ... The Blues and Devils will play again on Thursday in St. Louis. ... Devils LW Mike Cammalleri (jaw) missed his fourth straight game. ... New Jerseys Jaromir Jagr played in his 1,485th NHL game, moving him into sole possession of 18th place on the career list, one ahead of Rod BrindAmour. ' ' '