Hockey Today - Nov. 12

Hockey Today - Nov. 12

Hockey Today - Monday, November 12
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Monday, Nov. 12

New Jersey at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. EST). Devils goalie Martin Brodeur was denied his 500th career win in Saturday night's loss to the New York Islanders.

STARS


Sunday

-Paul Stastny, Avalanche, had two goals and an assist to lead Colorado past Minnesota 4-2.

-Patrick Kane, Blackhawks, scored a power-play goal and added an assist to help Chicago beat Detroit 3-2.

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Paul Stastny scored twice and had an assist in Colorado's 4-2 win over Minnesota on Sunday, giving him 100 points in 99 career games. He's just the sixth player in franchise history to reach 100 points in 100 or fewer contests. Stastny's father, Peter, needed 73 games to reach 100 points. His uncles, Marian and Anton Stastny, took 82 and 95 games, respectively, to reach the mark.

STREAKING

Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg, the NHL's leading scorer, had an assist in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to Chicago on Sunday to extend his season-opening points streak to 17 games. ... The Blackhawks' victory was their third straight. ... Joe Sakic had an assist in Colorado's 4-2 win over Minnesota and now has 12 assists in his last 12 games. Sakic only has one goal in that time frame.

HOME SWEET HOME

Colorado defeated Minnesota 4-2 on Sunday and have the best home record in the Western Conference at 9-1. The Avalanche ran their mark to 7-1-1 in the last nine games.

SNAPPED


Chicago edged Detroit 3-2 on Sunday, ending the Red Wings' franchise record-tying winning streak at nine games. NHL rookie scoring leader Patrick Kane had a power-play goal and an assist and Jonathan Toews, second in rookie scoring, also had a power-play goal for the Blackhawks.

ONE MORE GAME

Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Al MacInnis and Scott Stevens teamed up Sunday in the Legends Classic on the eve of their Hockey Hall of Fame inductions. The Hall of Fame newcomers and their Expansion side teammates fell 12-11 to the Original Six team. Claude Lemieux, Steve Shutt and Chris Nilan scored two goals each for the Original Sixers. Glenn Anderson scored four goals for the Expansion team.

NEW GIG

Eric Lindros became the NHL Players' Association's new ombudsman Sunday, three days after he retired from the sport. As ombudsman, a position created under the recently ratified NHLPA constitution, Lindros will serve as a non-voting member of the executive board and will supervise and coordinate the activities of the divisional player representative program.

SPEAKING

''They're a complete team now. They don't have to just rely on their goaltender anymore'' - Detroit goalie Chris Osgood, after Chicago beat the Red Wings (13-3-1) for the third time this season, 3-2 on Sunday.

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Monday's key NHL matchup notes
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New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers


Flyers center Daniel Briere has five goals and six assists in 15 lifetime games versus the Islanders.

Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets

Nashville will be trying for its fifth straight victory in Columbus. Pascal Leclaire is 1-4-0 with a 4.73 GAA in six starts versus the Predators.

Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers

Tomas Vokoun is 5-2-1 with one tie in nine games against the Hurricanes. Ray Whitney has two goals and five points in his last four games against Florida.

New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins

In 58 games against the Penguins, Martin Brodeur is 31-20-0 with four ties and a 2.72 GAA, but has allowed nine goals in the teams' first two meetings this season.

Phoenix Coyotes at San Jose Sharks


San Jose has won five straight against Phoenix. Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov is 3-0-0 with a 1.34 GAA in his last three games against the Coyotes.

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Leafs defenseman Kubina injures right knee ligament
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TORONTO - Defenseman Pavel Kubina is out of the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup indefinitely because of a ligament injury to his right knee.

Kubina injured his medial collateral ligament during Toronto's 3-2 loss to New York on Saturday night, when he was slammed into the boards by Blair Betts of the Rangers.

The 30-year-old Kubina, in his second season with the Maple Leafs, has one goal and 11 points in 18 games.

Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson Jr. said that ''surgery has not been indicated'' by the team's medical staff.

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Bruins assign pair to minors
November 11, 2007

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins sent defenseman Matt Lashoff and goaltender Tuukka Rask to Providence of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

Lashoff had been with the Bruins since Friday and played in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Buffalo. The 21-year-old has appeared in 13 career NHL games.

Rask was recalled by Boston on Nov. 5 and did not see any action. He has yet to make his NHL debut.

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