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 SCOREBOARD
Friday, Oct. 10
Chicago at N.Y. Rangers (7 p.m. EDT). The Rangers return home for their North American season debut beating Tampa Bay twice in the Czech Republic last weekend.

Thursday
- David Krejci, Bruins, scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:36 remaining in a 5-4 victory at Colorado.
- Alex Burrows and Roberto Luongo, Canucks. Burrows scored twice and Luongo made 25 saves in Vancouver's 6-0 victory over Calgary.
- Jonathan Cheechoo and Evgeni Nabokov, Sharks. Cheechoo scored two goals and Nabokov took a shutout into the final minutes before finishing with 28 saves in San Jose's 4-1 victory over Anaheim.
- Vesa Toskala, Maple Leafs, made 35 saves in a 3-2 victory at Detroit.

RAISING BANNER No. 11
ith six other trophies Detroit won last season.

SHUTOUTS
Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots in a 6-0 victory over Calgary on Thursday night. It was his 39th career shutout, moving the new Canucks captain into a tie with Jocelyn Thibault for fifth among active goalies on the all-time list.

SEE YA, JEFF
The San Jose Sharks released Jeff Friesen from a tryout contract Thursday, ending the veteran forward's comeback bid a few hours before the club's season opener against Anaheim. Friesen was given a chance during training camp to return to the Sharks. The popular 32-year-old Friesen played for the Sharks from 1994 until 2001 and was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in a deal for Teemu Selanne. Friesen then played five NHL seasons with four teams, winning a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2003, but never showing the consistent scoring touch he had with the Sharks. He sat out of hockey last season except for a five-game tryout with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Tomas Holmstrom scored twice in Detroit's 3-2 loss to Toronto on Thursday night. ... Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 37 shots in Anaheim's 4-1 loss at San Jose.

SCORING
Thursday night. Bernier was acquired from Buffalo during the summer to play with the Sedins.

SIDELINED
Columbus placed center Manny Malhotra on injured reserve and recalled right wing Derek Dorsett from their American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse. Malhotra was put on injured reserve Thursday retroactive to Oct. 5 with what the team termed a ``lower body'' injury. Dorsett was one of the last cuts from training camp.

ON THE MEND
Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goalie best known for having his jugular vein slashed by a skate in a 1989 game with Buffalo, is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the chin with a rifle. Malarchuk's wife, Christy, told sheriff's deputies that the .22-caliber rifle discharged after her husband placed the butt on the ground between his legs. He had been shooting rabbits. The 47-year-old former player, now a goalie coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets, was flown by helicopter to a Reno hospital for treatment Tuesday.

HONORING LUC
ile a video tribute played on the big scoreboard screen overhead. During the game, Burrows had two goals and Luongo stopped 25 shots in a 6-0 victory over Calgary.

TRADED
The Phoenix Coyotes traded center Mike Zigomanis to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday for future considerations. The 27-year-old Zigomanis had 14 goals and nine assists in 75 games for the Coyotes in 2006-07, but had just two goals and one assist in 33 games last season. He was placed on waivers last week, went unclaimed and was assigned to San Antonio in the AHL.

SPEAKING
``I have no problem applauding the Red Wings for what they've done because we'd like to get there ourselves.'' - Toronto coach Ron Wilson, after having his players watch Detroit raise its Stanley Cup banner to the rafters during pregame festivities instead of keeping them in the dressing room.
 

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