Hockey Today - Nov. 13

Hockey Today - Nov. 13

Hockey Today - Tuesday, November 13
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SCOREBOARD Tuesday, Nov. 13

Detroit at St. Louis (8 p.m. EST). Henrik Zetterberg has scored a point in each of the Red Wings' 17 games this season.

STARS Monday

-Cory Stillman and Jason Williams, Hurricanes, each scored two goals, including Stillman's goal with 1:09 left to lift Carolina over Florida 4-3.

-Scottie Upshall, Flyers, scored twice to lead Philadelphia past the New York Islanders, 3-2.

-J.P. Dumont and Martin Erat, Predators, each tallied twice to send Nashville to a 4-1 win over Columbus.

-Evgeni Nabokov, Sharks, stopped 25 shots and San Jose shut down Phoenix, 5-0.

HOME COOKING

Philadelphia edged the New York Islanders 3-2 on Monday and improved to 6-0 at home. The Flyers won at home against the Islanders for the second time this season after dropping all four games against New York in Philadelphia last season, when they won only 10 times in front of the home crowd.

STREAKING

Nashville beat Columbus 4-1 on Monday to send the Blue Jackets to their fourth straight loss. The Predators beat Columbus for the 10th consecutive time, and have won seven of nine following a six-game losing streak. Nashville has earned a point in six straight games and eight of nine. ... Sidney Crosby scored in Pittsburgh's 3-2 loss to New Jersey and has a point in 17 straight games since opening night. Evgeni Malkin also scored in the loss and has a point in 11 straight. ... Ray Whitney had two assists in Carolina's 4-3 win over Florida, extending his point streak to 10 games.

SNAPPED


Patrik Elias ended an 11-game slump without a goal, scoring with 5 1/2 minutes remaining as the New Jersey beat slumping Pittsburgh 3-2 on Monday. Elias' goal was his third of the season and his first since he scored twice against Atlanta on Oct. 13. ... The Devils had lost their last five road games before the road win. ... Nashville's David Legwand - who leads the team in scoring - had his career-best, five-game point streak snapped in the Predators' 4-1 defeat of Columbus. ... Mikael Tellqvist had his personal three-game winning streak snapped in Phoenix's 5-0 loss to San Jose.

SHARKS SHOWING TEETH

Joe Thornton and Devin Setoguchi scored two goals each and San Jose routed Phoenix 5-0 on Monday, their second win over the Coyotes in three days. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 25 shots for his second shutout as the Pacific Division-leading Sharks earned consecutive home wins for the first time this season.

CAREER-BEST

Martin Erat scored two goals - including an empty netter - and had two assists to record a career-high four points in Nashville's 4-1 victory over Columbus on Monday.

STRUGGLING

Pittsburgh fell 3-2 to New Jersey on Monday for their fourth straight loss and sixth in seven games. The Penguins have fallen behind the Devils and into last place in the Atlantic Division. Pittsburgh is 7-10-1 after being 9-7-2 through 18 games last season. ... Florida fell to Carolina 4-3 and has lost three in a row.

MILESTONES

Philadelphia's Daniel Briere played in his 500th NHL game on Monday, a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders. ... Ray Whitney recorded his 100th assist with the Hurricanes in a 4-3 win over Florida.

INJURED


Carolina forward Erik Cole was removed from the ice on a stretcher in the third period of a 4-3 win over Florida and taken to a hospital after colliding with Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun. Cole was released later Monday night and was cleared to fly after a CT scan was negative. The veteran of six NHL seasons is less than two years removed from a serious neck injury.

CALLED TO THE HALL

Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Scott Stevens and Al MacInnis, along with former executive Jim Gregory, were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. Gregory, inducted in the builders' category, was the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1969-70 to 1978-79.

SPEAKING

''Funny goals, really. I like the effort we put in. We really worked, Florida really worked, and it was an up-and-down hockey game.'' - Carolina coach Peter Laviolette, who earned his 200th NHL victory with a 4-3 win over Florida on Monday.

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Tuesday's NHL matchup notes
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Detroit Red Wings at St. Louis Blues

The Blues are looking to snap a season-high three-game losing streak and have been outscored 10-4 during the slump.

Minnesota Wild at Calgary Flames

The Flames (6-8-3) have lost only three times in 19 meetings with the Wild (9-5-2) at Pengrowth Saddledome, winning 13 and tying three of the matchups.

Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto has won each game this season against Montreal by one goal, including one in overtime. Montreal, though, has gone 7-2-1 in its last 10 games and split the first two games of its four-game road trip.

Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Mighty Ducks

Jean-Sebastien Giguere will likely face the Kings for the first time this season after missing the first two meetings while recovering from hernia surgery.

Florida Panthers at Atlanta Thrashers

Friday's win improved the Thrashers to 7-1-1 in their last nine meetings with the Panthers. They have also won 10 straight - one in a shootout - at home in the series since a 3-2 loss on Oct. 25, 2003.

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Stars fire GM Armstrong after slow start
November 13, 2007

DALLAS (AP) -The Dallas Stars fired general manager Doug Armstrong on Tuesday after a disappointing 7-7 start following last season's first-round exit from the playoffs.

Armstrong, the Stars general manager since 2002, left the team headquarters in suburban Frisco without comment.

The firing came three days after the Stars blew a four-goal lead in the third period and lost 6-5 in overtime to the Los Angeles Kings.

``I thought that the team needed a change in direction,'' Stars owner Tom Hicks said. ``I know that change can be healthy, and it was my determination that this move needed to be made.''

Armstrong had been with the Stars for 17 years, serving as assistant general manager when the Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999. One of his first moves as GM was hiring coach Dave Tippett in 2002.

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