Hockey Today - Nov. 16

Hockey Today - Nov. 16

Hockey Today - Friday, November 16
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SCOREBOARD Friday, Nov. 16

N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey (7 p.m. EST). Devils goalie Martin Brodeur tries again for his 500th career win against the team that denied him in his first attempt on Long Island last Saturday.

STARS Thursday

-Evgeni Nabokov, Sharks, made 15 saves for his second shutout in four days, helping San Jose beat Phoenix 6-0.

-Martin Erat, Predators, scored 19 seconds into overtime to give Nashville a 5-4 victory over Chicago.

-Corey Perry, Ducks, had two goals and an assist, powering Anaheim past Los Angeles 6-3.

-Peter Schaefer, Bruins, had a pair of third-period goals and Boston beat Toronto 5-2.

-Eric Belanger, Wild, had a career-high four assists, leading Minnesota past Edmonton 4-2.

-Daniel Alfredsson, Senators, scored twice in Ottawa's 3-2 victory over Buffalo.

SNAPPED

The Florida Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. ... Pittsburgh stopped a four-game skid with a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders. ... Philadelphia lost at home for the first time this season, 4-3 in a shootout to the Rangers. The Flyers had won their first six at the Wachovia Center. ... Minnesota stopped a six-game road losing streak, 4-2 over Edmonton.

STRUGGLING

Washington has dropped six of seven games and 15 of 18 since starting the season 3-0 after a 2-1 loss to Florida on Thursday. Washington dropped to 0-10-1 when trailing after two periods. ... Buffalo has lost three straight, and six of seven (1-5-1) after a 3-2 loss to Ottawa.

STREAKING

Evgeni Malkin had two assists to extend his scoring streak to 12 games and Sidney Crosby assisted on the winning goal to get points for the 18th straight game as Pittsburgh beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday. Malkin has five goals and 14 assists during his streak, while Crosby's assist gave him 10 goals and 18 assists during his.

SHARK BIT

Phoenix lost its third in a row, all against San Jose, and has been outscored 15-1 over that span after a 6-0 defeat Thursday. The Coyotes also fell to a Western Conference-worst 2-7-0 at home.

PENALIZED

Los Angeles was assessed a rare bench-minor penalty for a ''second faceoff violation'' at 4:17 of the second period in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Anaheim. First, Derek Armstrong was kicked out of the circle by linesman Brad Lazarowich after jumping the gun against Samuel Pahlsson, and the same thing happened to his replacement Ladislav Nagy.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

Jarret Stoll had both goals for Edmonton in a 4-2 loss at home to Minnesota on Thursday.

SPEAKING

''Never a doubt in my mind.'' Florida coach Jacques Martin joking after his team held on for a 2-1 win over Washington on Thursday. In their previous two games, the Panthers gave up a goal with 1:06 left in a 4-3 loss to Carolina and a goal with 3 seconds left in regulation of a 3-2 overtime loss at Atlanta.

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Friday's NHL matchup notes
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N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey


The Islanders have won four of the last six road games against the Devils, but this is their first visit to the new Prudential Center.

Atlanta at Carolina

Kovalchuk was held without a point in a 5-3 home loss to Carolina (11-5-3) on Saturday - Atlanta's only loss in the last five games. The 24-year-old Russian has scored in each of the Thrashers' other five games in November, totaling nine goals.

He has been terrific in his last 13 games at Carolina, with 13 goals and nine assists.

Montreal at Buffalo

The Sabres will be trying to bounce back against the Canadiens, who have won five of the last six meetings including the first two this season, both in Montreal. Canadiens goalie Cristobal Huet made 29 saves in Montreal's 2-0 win on Nov. 5 in the last meeting.

Washington at Tampa Bay

The Lightning have split two games with the Capitals this season, both in Washington. Lecavalier had two assists in a 5-2 Tampa Bay win on Saturday night in the teams' last meeting.

Columbus at St. Louis

The Blues (8-7-0) certainly could use MacInnis' offensive prowess - they've scored a Western Conference-low 39 goals this season, including two shutout losses to the Blue Jackets in Columbus. Overall, St. Louis has managed only two goals during a four-game skid against its Central Division rivals.

Colorado at Dallas

Dallas has won three in a row against Colorado at the American Airlines Center, scoring 17 goals in those games.

Minnesota at Vancouver

Vancouver won the Northwest last season, but was 3-3-2 against Minnesota. That included a split of four games at GM Place, where the Canucks' season-high three-game winning streak ended with a 1-0 shootout loss to Edmonton on Wednesday.

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