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Wednesday, 20 February 2008 00:21
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Feb. 20
San Jose at New Jersey (7 p.m. EST). The Devils, 6-1-2 in their last nine, are tied with Pittsburgh atop the Atlantic Division.

STARS
Tuesday
-Dion Phaneuf and Jarome Iginla, Flames, each scored two goals to lead Calgary to a 4-1 win over Phoenix.
-Ryan Malone, Penguins, scored twice in the final 3:20 as Pittsburgh erased a two-goal third-period deficit for a 3-2 victory over Florida.
-Scott Nichol and J.P. Dumont, Predators, each scored a goal and added a pair of assists as Nashville edged Edmonton 5-4.
-Daniel Sedin, Canucks, scored in overtime and added an assist to lift Vancouver to a 3-2 win over Minnesota.

HISTORICAL
Montreal's come-from-behind 6-5 shootout victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night was its biggest comeback and New York's largest-ever blown lead. The Rangers led 5-0 in the second period before two goals each by Michael Ryder and Alex Kovalev turned things around. Brendan Shanahan scored his 20th goal for the Rangers, his 19th consecutive season doing so. Jaromir Jagr had four assists to pass Ray Bourque into 10th place on the NHL's career scoring list with 1,581 points.

STANDINGS
St. Louis' 5-1 victory over Chicago on Tuesday night was its fourth in five games and moved the Blues within three points of eighth place in Western Conference.

SCORING
Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin had two assists in a 3-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday night to take over the NHL's scoring lead over Washington's Alex Ovechkin with 79 points. The Penguins tied idle New Jersey for the Atlantic Division lead, while the Panthers have lost four of five.

CONSOLATION
Ray Whitney and Erik Cole scored in the final 63 seconds of regulation to earn Carolina a point, but David Krejci and Phil Kessel scored in the shootout to give Boston a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.

SNAPPED
Antoine Vermette had a goal in regulation and another in the shootout Tuesday night as Ottawa ended a three-game winless streak and defeated struggling Philadelphia 3-2. The Flyers are winless in eight straight.

SWINGS
Nashville's 5-4 victory Tuesday night was its fourth in six games and Edmonton's third loss in five games.

STOPS
Vesa Toskala made 26 saves as Toronto defeated Columbus 3-1 Tuesday night.

SWAP
Philadelphia acquired defenseman Jaroslav Modry from Los Angeles on Tuesday for a 2008 third-round draft pick. Modry had a goal and five assists in 61 games for the last-place Kings.

SIDELINED
Islanders defenseman Andy Sutton tore a hamstring in Monday's 3-2 victory over San Jose and will be sidelined four to six weeks.

SPEAKING
``I feel like we don't get rewarded tonight for what we did. You fire 47 shots on net, you certainly wouldn't think you'd have to wait until the last minute to try and tie up a hockey game.'' - Carolina coach Peter Laviolette after two goals in the final 63 seconds tied it before a 3-2 shootout loss to Boston on Tuesday night.
 

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