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Thursday, 03 January 2008 00:02
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 SCOREBOARD
Thursday, Jan. 3
Toronto at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. EST). The Penguins return home two days after beating Buffalo in the Winter Classic.

STARS
Wednesday
-Steven Reinprecht and Shane Doan, Coyotes. Reinprecht scored three goals and Doan had the game winner with 3:11 remaining to lead Phoenix to a 5-2 win over Colorado.
-Dustin Penner, Oilers, scored his second goal of the game with 17.8 seconds to play in overtime and Edmonton edged St. Louis 3-2.
-Marian Hossa, Thrashers, scored a power-play goal in the final minute of overtime to give Atlanta a 5-4 win at Carolina.
-Jarome Iginla, Flames, scored two goals in Calgary's 4-3 win over the New York Rangers.
-Martin Brodeur, Devils, stopped 31 shots to help New Jersey top Florida 3-2.

WELL-WATCHED
me regional telecast on Fox drew a 3.0 overnight rating and a 7 share on Feb. 3, 1996.

RUDE HOSTS
New Jersey won for the ninth time in 10 home games and dealt Florida only its second loss in nine road contests with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

GETTING CLOSER
Atlanta moved within three points of Southeast Division-leading Carolina after its 5-4 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Wednesday night. The Thrashers began the season with six straight losses and the Hurricanes started the year 11-4-3 before dropping nine of 15 games last month.

HOT FLAME
Calgary captain Jarome Iginla scored two more goals in Wednesday night's 4-3 win over the New York Rangers, giving him 16 in the last 15 games and 29 on the season. In those 15 games, the Flames have lost just once in regulation time (10-1-4).

SURVIVING AN AVALANCHE
Phoenix defeated Colorado for the second time in three days after a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.

SNAPPED
Edmonton halted a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 overtime win at St. Louis on Wednesday night.

HOME WOES
St. Louis' home losing streak reached four games with Wednesday night's 3-2 overtime defeat to Edmonton. ... Colorado has dropped three straight at home and four in a row overall after a 5-2 loss to Phoenix.

BEST ON THE BENCH
Mike Babcock of Detroit and John Paddock of Ottawa were selected to coach the NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta on Jan. 27. The league chooses its coaches based on the teams from each conference that have the top points percentages through games of Jan. 4, the midway point of the regular-season.

MANNY HAPPY RETURNS
Columbus activated center Manny Malhotra from injured reserve Wednesday. Malhotra was placed on injured reserve Dec. 19, retroactive to Dec. 12, with a knee injury.

TRADE
Boston acquired defenseman Shane Hnidy and a sixth-round draft pick from Anaheim on Wednesday in exchange for forward Brandon Bochenski.

SPEAKING
``You don't have to remind me. It's not just here, it's anywhere.'' - Dallas goalie Marty Turco after he fell to 1-9-5 lifetime against Detroit with Wednesday night's 4-1 loss.
 

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