Hockey today - Dec. 22

Hockey today - Dec. 22

Hockey Today - Dec. 22
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Saturday, Dec. 22

Detroit at Minnesota (8 p.m. EST).

Marian Gaborik, who scored five goals on Thursday night, leads the Wild in a Western Conference matchup against the Red Wings.

STARS

Friday

-Mike Ribeiro, Stars, scored his second goal of the game 57 seconds into overtime and Dallas beat Calgary 3-2.

-Wojtek Wolski, Avalanche, tapped in the winning goal 1:16 into overtime to give Colorado a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers.

-Blake Comeau, Islanders, scored his first career goal, a tiebreaker midway through the third period that helped New York defeat Pittsburgh 4-2.

-Jochen Hecht, Sabres, snapped a late third-period tie and Buffalo edged Philadelphia 3-2.

-Fredrik Norrena, Blue Jackets, made 33 saves and Columbus held off Los Angeles 2-1.

-Patrik Elias and Brian Gionta, Devils, scored 35 seconds apart in the third period to lead New Jersey to a 3-1 win at Edmonton.

ROUGH HOMECOMING

Daniel Briere returned to Buffalo for the first time since signing an eight-year, $52 million contract with Philadelphia last summer and went pointless with a minus-2 rating in the Flyers' 3-2 loss on Friday night. Philadelphia has lost five straight, its longest losing streak of the season, and nine of its last 11 trips to Buffalo.

LUCKY SEVEN

Colorado has beaten the New York Rangers seven straight times after posting a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday night. The Rangers haven't beaten the Avalanche since a 5-3 win on Nov. 20, 2001, at Madison Square Garden. New York hasn't won in Denver since 1998.

LA-LA LAND

Los Angeles has lost six in a row after a 2-1 defeat at Columbus on Friday night. The Kings have also dropped five straight on the road and are an NHL-worst 4-11-1 away from home.

GOAL STREAKS

Mike Ribeiro scored twice on Friday night, including the winner 57 seconds into overtime that gave Dallas a 3-2 win at Calgary, giving him six goals in the past six games. He is two shy of his career high of 20 set with Montreal in 2003-04. ... Miroslav Satan scored for the fifth straight game to help the New York Islanders beat Pittsburgh 4-2. Three of Satan's nine goals this season are against the Penguins.

HOME WOES

Calgary lost its 12th home game of the season Friday night, 3-2 in overtime to Dallas, to surpass its total from 2006-07 when it led the NHL with a 30-9-2 home mark.

EXTENSION

The Philadelphia Flyers and John Stevens agreed to a one-year contract extension Friday that will take the second-year coach through the 2008-09 season.

SIDELINED

Carolina right wing Justin Williams will miss at least four months after tearing a knee ligament, general manager Jim Rutherford said Friday. The Hurricanes also placed forward Chad LaRose on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 18 because Of a concussion, and recalled forward Brandon Nolan from Albany of the AHL.

SPEAKING

''We just gave that game away. We literally gave it away. It was Christmastime and we wrapped it up and gave it to them.'' - Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish after his team gave up three third-period goals for a 3-1 loss to New Jersey on Friday night.

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Saturday's NHL matchup notes
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St. Louis at Boston

The Blues have won six straight - five after regulation - against the Bruins. Boston's last win in the series was a 5-1 home victory on Jan. 30, 2001.

Chicago at Ottawa

The Blackhawks have won three of their last four games against the Senators.

Washington at N.Y. Islanders

The teams have split two games this season, with each winning on the road and neither squad carries much momentum into this game.

Buffalo at Philadelphia

The Sabres and Flyers split two games in Philadelphia last season. Buffalo has won three of its last four there after dropping four straight from 2002-04.

Montreal at Atlanta

The Thrashers won the first meeting this season with the Canadiens, 3-2 in a shootout on Oct. 30. Atlanta has won two straight against Montreal after losing the three previous meetings.

Toronto at Florida

Florida has won only two of the last 10 meetings with Toronto and one of the last four at home.

Carolina at Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay has won seven of its last eight against the Hurricanes, including three of four this season. Carolina has lost three straight and 12 of 15 at Tampa.

Los Angeles at Nashville

Michael Cammalleri had two goals and defenseman Rob Blake added two assists for the Kings in the October victory over Nashville.

Detroit at Minnesota

The Wild are 2-10-0 with two ties in their last 14 games against the Red Wings. Detroit has earned a point in its last six games in Minnesota, including a tie and an overtime loss.

Vancouver at Phoenix

The Coyotes woes at home have been evident against Vancouver, which is 5-2-0 with a tie against the Coyotes on the road since Nov. 9, 2002. The Canucks have also won nine of the last 11 overall meetings in the series, going 3-1-0 last season.

Anaheim at San Jose

The Ducks are 3-0-1 this season against the Sharks. The first three games were decided in shootouts. Anaheim is 5-0-2 in the past seven meetings overall, a stretch that includes four shootouts and each contest decided by either one or two goals. No team has scored more than three goals in any of those seven matchups.

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St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins

- The St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at TD Banknorth Garden.

The Blues scored two goals in the third period to earn a 3-2 victory over the high-flying Red Wings last time out, as +130 home underdogs. The five goals were UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Brad Boyes, Keith Tkachuk and Lee Stempniak scored for the Blues, and Manny Legace made 34 saves against his former mates.

The Bruins forced overtime, but fell 5-4 to the Penguins in a shootout on Thursday. The Bruins were -125 favorites in the contest, while the combined score made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Marco Sturm, P.J. Axelson, Petteri Nokelainen and Dennis Wideman scored in the loss and Tim Thomas made 25 saves.

Current streak:
Boston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 17-12-2
Boston: 18-12-4

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-4-1
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Boston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Boston's last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Atlanta, Sunday, December 23
Boston at Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 23

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Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders

- The Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Nassau Coliseum.

The Capitals were dumped 5-2 by the Canadiens last time out, at -110 odds. The seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, while Alexander Semin added the other marker in the loss.

The Islanders scored twice in the third period in Friday's 4-2 win at Pittsburgh, coming in as 120 road underdogs. The six goals scored were OVER the posted total of 5.5.

Blake Comeau's first goal of the season was the game-winner, and Rick DiPietro made 24 saves for the Islanders.

Current streak:
Washington has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 13-19-3
New York: 16-15-2

Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Calgary are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
Washington is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
Washington is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 5 games at home
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of the NY Islanders last 21 games
NY Islanders are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, December 26
NY Islanders home to Toronto, Wednesday, December 26

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Montreal Canadiens vs. Atlanta Thrashers

- The Montreal Canadiens and the Atlanta Thrashers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Philips Arena.

Guillaume Latendresse scored twice for the Canadiens Thursday night, as they downed the Capitals 5-2 at -110 odds. The seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Tomas Plekanec, Siarhei Kastsitsyn and Mark Streit had the other goals in the win. Cristobal Huet was outstanding between the pipes with 35 saves.

The Thrashers fired 45 shots at Martin Gerber last time out, and managed to upset the Senators 3-2 as +155 underdogs. The five goals were UNDER the posted over/under (6).

Eric Boulton, Illya Kovalchuk and Todd White with the game-winner, scored for the Thrashers. Kari Lehtonen made 28 saves in the win.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Montreal: 17-12-5
Atlanta: 16-17-1

Montreal most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-5-1
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Montreal's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Montreal at Dallas, Sunday, December 23
Atlanta at St. Louis, Sunday, December 23

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

- The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Florida Panthers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at BankAtlantic Center.

The Maple Leafs fell 2-1 to the Lightning last time out, at EVEN odds. The three goals fell UNDER the posted over/under (6).

Matt Stajan scored the lone goal for the Leafs, and Vesa Toskala made 19 saves in the loss.

The Panthers roared back from a two-goal deficit, to defeat the Hurricanes 5-4 last time out. The Panthers won the game as -125 favorites, and the nine goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (6).

Radek Dvorak, Olli Jokinen, Jozef Stumpel, Stephen Weiss and Brett McLean with the game-winner, tallied for the Panthers. Tomas Vokoun made 29 saves in the win.

Current streak:
Toronto has lost 3 straight games.
Florida has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Toronto: 14-14-7
Florida: 17-16-2

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 3-3-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Florida most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Florida is 2-4-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at NY Islanders, Wednesday, December 26
Florida at Atlanta, Thursday, December 27

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Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers

- The Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Wachovia Center.

Buffalo's Jochen Hecht scored the winner with 2:51 left in Friday's 3-2 win, coming in as -135 home favorites. The five goals scored were UNDER the posted total of 6.

Ales Kotalik tied the game on the power play in the third period, and Ryan Miller made 20 saves for the Sabres.

Philadelphia were outshot 35-22 in Friday's 3-2 loss at Buffalo, falling as 115 road underdogs. The five goals scored were UNDER the posted total of 6.

Jeff Carter tied the game in the second period, while Martin Biron stopped 32 shots for the Flyers.

Current streak:
Buffalo has won 5 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Buffalo: 18-14-1
Philadelphia: 16-14-3

Buffalo most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo home to Ottawa, Wednesday, December 26
Philadelphia home to Toronto, Thursday, December 27

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Ottawa Senators

- The Chicago Blackhawks and the Ottawa Senators will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Scotiabank Place.

Patrick Sharp and Robert Lang scored twice, as the Blackhawks defeated the Predators 5-2 last time out. The Blackhawks won the game as -145 favorites, while the seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Dustin Byfuglien had the other marker for the Blackhawks, and Martin Havlat pocketed three assists in the win.

Martin Gerber made 42 saves, but the Senators fell 3-2 to the Thrashers last time out. The Senators were favored at -175 in that game, while the five goals were UNDER the posted over/under (6).

Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson scored for the Senators, who had their six-game win streak snapped.

Team records:
Chicago: 16-15-2
Ottawa: 22-8-3

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Ottawa most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Ottawa
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa
Chicago is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home
Ottawa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Ottawa is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to Edmonton, Sunday, December 23
Ottawa at NY Rangers, Sunday, December 23

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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

- If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Carolina Hurricanes and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet at St. Pete Times Forum.

The Hurricanes blew a two-goal lead and fell 5-4 to the Panthers last time out, as +105 underdogs. The nine goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (6).

Andrew Ladd, Erik Cole, Cory Stillman and Ray Whitney answered for the Hurricanes, while John Grahame made 36 saves in a losing effort.

Vincent Lecavalier scored with less than a minute left Thursday, lifting the Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs. The Lightning won the game as -120 favorites, but the three goals fell UNDER the posted over/under (6).

Jason Ward scored the other goal for Tampa Bay, and Karri Ramo made 31 saves in the win.

Team records:
Carolina: 18-15-3
Tampa Bay: 15-17-3

Carolina most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Florida are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Carolina's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games
Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Carolina
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Carolina at NY Rangers, Wednesday, December 26
Tampa Bay at Washington, Wednesday, December 26

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Detroit Red Wings vs. Minnesota Wild

- The Detroit Red Wings and the Minnesota Wild will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Xcel Energy Center.

The high-flying Red Wings fell 3-2 to the Blues last time out, as -150 favorites. The five goals were UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Valtteri Filppula and Mikael Samuelsson scored for the Wings, while Chris Osgood stopped 21-of-24 shots in the loss.

Marian Gaborik scored five times to lead the Wild in a 6-3 doubling of the Rangers last time out. The Wild won the game as -135 favorites, and the nine goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (5).

Pierre-Marc Bouchard had the other goal for the Wild, and Josh Harding made 32 saves in the win.

Current streak:
Minnesota has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 25-7-3
Minnesota: 20-12-2

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 2-2-2
After playing NY Rangers are 4-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at St. Louis, Wednesday, December 26
Minnesota at Dallas, Wednesday, December 26

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Los Angeles Kings vs. Nashville Predators

- The Los Angeles Kings and the Nashville Predators will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Sommet Center.

Los Angeles scored first on Friday, but fell 2-1 at Columbus as 140 road underdogs. The three goals scored were UNDER the posted total of 5.5.

Michael Cammalleri opened the scoring on the power play, while Jason LaBarbera stopped 33 shots for the Kings.

The Predators were defeated 5-2 by the Blackhawks last time out, as +125 underdogs. The seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

J.P. Dumont and Radek Bonk scored power play goals in the loss.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 6 straight games.
Nashville has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 12-22-2
Nashville: 14-16-2

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-7-1
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Columbus are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Nashville most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-6-2
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Los Angeles is 15-6-2 SU in its last 23 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Nashville is 6-15-2 SU in its last 23 games when playing Los Angeles
Nashville is 3-9-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles home to San Jose, Wednesday, December 26
Nashville at Columbus, Sunday, December 23

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Vancouver Canucks vs. Phoenix Coyotes

- The Vancouver Canucks and the Phoenix Coyotes will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Jobing.com Arena.

Daniel Sendin's second of the game midway through the third period held up as the winner Thursday, as the Canucks defeated the Stars 3-2. The Canucks won the game as -140 favorites, and the five goals were a PUSH against the posted over/under (5).

Mason Raymond potted the other goal for the Canucks and Roberto Luongo made 33 saves for the win.

Shane Doan scored a shorthanded goal with under a minute to go and Peter Mueller scored the shootout winner, as the Coyotes defeated the Sharks 3-2 last time out. The Coyotes won the game as +170 underdogs, while the final score fell UNDER the night's posted over/under (5).

Mike York scored on the power play, and Illya Bryzgalov made 36 saves in the win.

Current streak:
Vancouver has won 2 straight games.
Phoenix has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Vancouver: 19-12-4
Phoenix: 17-16-0

Vancouver most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-3-1
Before playing San Jose are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Phoenix most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-3-1
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Vancouver is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Vancouver's last 10 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games when playing at home against Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver at Colorado, Sunday, December 23
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Thursday, December 27

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Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks

- The Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks will meet on the ice at HP Pavilion on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

Mathieu Schneider scored at 3:31 of overtime Wednesday, lifting the Ducks to a 2-1 win over the Avalanche. The Ducks won the game as -135 favorites, while the three goals were UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Chris Pronger scored the other goal for Anaheim, and Jonas Hiller faced just 12 shots in net.

The Sharks were defeated 3-2 by the Coyotes in a shootout on Thursday, as -190 favorites. The final score fell UNDER the night's posted over/under (5).

Torrey Mitchell and Jeremy Roenick on the power play, answered in the loss.

Current streak:
Anaheim has won 2 straight games.
San Jose has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Anaheim: 17-15-5
San Jose: 18-11-5

Anaheim most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

San Jose most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 2-2-3
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Anaheim's last 8 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games on the road
Anaheim is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose's last 8 games when playing Anaheim
San Jose is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
San Jose is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Anaheim
San Jose is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Anaheim

Next up:
Anaheim at Edmonton, Thursday, December 27
San Jose at Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 26

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Carolina RW Williams out 4-6 months with knee injury
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina right wing Justin Williams will miss at least four months after tearing a knee ligament, general manager Jim Rutherford said Friday.

Williams, an All-Star last season who is fifth on the team with 30 points, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the first period of Thursday's 5-4 loss at Florida.

The team will schedule surgery next week, and Williams is expected to miss 4-6 months.

Before the injury, Williams had played in 205 consecutive regular-season games dating to March 27, 2004, the fourth-longest streak in franchise history.

Williams, 26, has nine goals and 21 assists this season.

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