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Wednesday, 19 March 2008 00:07
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, March 19
Anaheim at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EDT). The second-place Ducks are just one point ahead of the Stars in the Pacific Division.

STARS
Tuesday
-Alexander Ovechkin, Capitals, scored his league-leading 58th goal and added two assists, leading Washington to its fourth straight victory, 4-2 over Nashville.
-Manny Malhotra, Blue Jackets, scored two goals for the second straight game as Columbus blanked Calgary 3-0.
-Curtis Glencross, Oilers, scored two third-period goals as Edmonton won its third straight and handed Phoenix its third straight loss, 8-4.
-Sean Avery, Rangers, scored twice as New York defeated Pittsburgh 5-2.

SNAPPED
Brad Boyes scored his 38th goal and was the only player to score in the shootout as St. Louis ended a 10-game road losing streak with a 4-3 win over Montreal on Tuesday night.

SHUTOUTS
Backup goalie Fredrik Norrena made 18 saves for his first shutout of the season and fourth of his career as Columbus blanked Calgary 3-0 Tuesday night.

ONE-SIDED
Philadelphia kept hold on eighth place in the Eastern Conference and stopped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Atlanta on Tuesday night, the Flyers' 10th straight series win against the Thrashers. The Flyers haven't lost to Atlanta since November 2005 and Antero Niittymaki improved to 9-0 against the Thrashers, despite Ilya Kovalchuk's 50th goal.

STANDINGS
San Jose beat Los Angeles 2-1 Tuesday night for its ninth straight win on the road. The Pacific Division-leading Sharks improved to a league-best 26-8-3 on the road and became the first team in NHL history with two road winning streaks of nine or more games in the same season.

SCORING
Alexander Ovechkin scored his league-leading 58th goal and added two assists to give him a league-best 102 points and Washington a 4-2 victory over Nashville on Tuesday night. He became the first Capitals player to record a second 100-point season.

SLUMPS
The Islanders have just one goal over their past two games, losing their sixth straight overall and fifth straight at home Tuesday night, 3-1 to Toronto. The Islanders' 177 goals are fewest in the NHL. ... Nashville lost its fifth straight home game, 4-2 to Washington.

SPEAKING
``It's been painful and everything that could happen, happens. Guys shooting the puck 10 feet wide, it hits somebody and goes in the net. It was just a great effort, though, tonight. It was a great win for us and the mood in there is beautiful.'' - Goalie Manny Legace after the Blues got their first road win in more than a month, 4-3 in a shootout over Montreal on Tuesday night.
 

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