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Sunday, 20 January 2008 07:05
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, Jan. 21
Minnesota at Vancouver (10 p.m. EST). The Wild and Canucks are one point behind Calgary for first place in Northwest Division.

STARS
Saturday
-Scott Hartnell, Flyers, had three power-play goals to complete his second New York hat trick of the month, and Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the Islanders 5-3.
-Johan Holmqvist, Lightning, made 25 saves, helping Tampa Bay to a 2-0 win over Ottawa.
-Dany Sabourin, Penguins, made 31 saves for his second shutout and Pittsburgh beat Montreal 2-0.
-Jason Labarbera, Kings, stopped 43 shots and Los Angeles beat Vancouver 4-3.
-Scott Nichol, Predators, scored a pair of short-handed goals, leading Nashville past St. Louis 5-2.
-Nicklas Backstrom and Victor Kozlov, Capitals. Backstrom had a career-high four assists and Kozlov scored two goals in Washington's 5-3 win over Florida.

SHUTOUT
Tampa Bay's Johan Holmqvist hasn't allowed a goal in more than 121 minutes, the Lightning's longest shutout streak of the season after a 2-0 win over Ottawa on Saturday.

STREAKING
Detroit won its sixth straight game over San Jose, 6-3 on Saturday night.

SURGING
Washington has won three straight to improve to 21-21-5 after a 5-3 win over Florida on Saturday night. The last time they were at .500 was Oct. 24 (4-4) and Washington is 15-7-4 since Bruce Boudreau took over as coach on Nov. 22. ... Chicago won its fourth consecutive game, a 2-1 shootout win over Phoenix.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists, but the Rangers lost 4-3 in a shootout to Boston on Saturday. ... San Jose's Sandis Ozolinsh had three assists in the Sharks' 6-3 loss at home to Detroit.

SLUMPING
The Rangers dropped their fifth straight on the road, 4-3 in a shootout to Boston on Saturday. ... St. Louis dropped its fourth in a row and have been outscored 21-9 during the skid. ... Buffalo fell to 1-6-5 in its last 12 games with a 4-2 loss to Toronto.

SNAPPED
Columbus' four-game winning streak ended with a 3-1 loss at Dallas on Saturday.

SIDELINED
Colorado Avalanche leading scorer Paul Stastny was placed on the injured list Saturday, two days after the second-year forward had his appendix removed. Stastny, who had been chosen for next week's NHL All-Star game, could be sidelined for up to three weeks. He has 17 goals and a team-high 49 points in 46 games this season.

SPEAKING
``We've officially reached mediocrity.'' - Washington coach Bruce Boudreau declared Saturday night after Washington's 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers helped the Capitals reach .500 for the first time in three months.
 

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