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Tuesday, 08 January 2008 00:42
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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers (7 p.m. EST). The Rangers return home from a winless (0-2-1) swing through Western Canada.

STARS
Monday
-Antti Miettinen, Stars, scored two goals to help Dallas beat Minnesota 3-1.
-Mathieu Garon, Oilers, made 35 saves for his third shutout of the season and Edmonton beat the New York Islanders 4-0.

NOT ON OUR POND
Corey Perry, Chris Kunitz and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist to help Anaheim beat Nashville 5-2 on Monday. It was the Ducks' seventh straight home win over the Predators and 11th in 13 tries.

SNAPPED
Dallas ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday. The Stars avoided their longest slide since 2003. ... Travis Moen snapped a 41-game goal drought in Anaheim's 5-2 victory over Nashville. ... Edmonton beat the Islanders 4-0 to earn its first regulation win in 17 games.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
J.P. Dumont extended his career-best goal streak to five games with a power play tally in Nashville's 5-2 loss to Anaheim on Monday. Dumont tied the club record shared by Sergei Krivokrasov, Greg Johnson and Steve Sullivan. ... Mark Parrish scored Minnesota lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Dallas. It was his 12th of the season and extended his goal-scoring streak to four games.

SIGNED
Dallas center Mike Ribeiro is having a great season, and he was rewarded by the Stars with a new five-year contract worth $25 million on Monday night. The 27-year-old Ribeiro, who already has a career-high 21 goals this season, chipped in two assists to help Dallas beat Minnesota on Monday.

MOVING ON UP
Columbus recalled goalie Steve Mason on Monday from the Ontario Hockey League on an emergency basis due to an illness to usual starter Pascal Leclaire. Mason was 5-0 during the world junior championships that finished last week and won a gold medal with Team Canada. ... Pittsburgh recalled defenseman Ryan Lannon and center Ryan Stone from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL before leaving Monday on a three-game road trip.

DONE
Edmonton left-winger Raffi Torres will have surgery to repair a torn knee ligament and will miss the rest of the season, the team said Monday. Torres hasn't played since hurting the knee in a game against Detroit on Dec. 13.

SPEAKING
``Just to have an easy game, I can't tell you the last time we had one of those.'' - Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff, who had a goal and an assist in the Oilers' 4-0 win over the New York Islanders on Monday. Edmonton had six overtime and shootout victories since last winning in regulation on Dec. 2.
 

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