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Thursday, 11 October 2007 23:52
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 SCOREBOARD
Friday, Oct. 12
Calgary at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EDT). The Flames (0-2-1) are the lone winless team in the Western Conference.

STARS
Thursday
-Mats Sundin, Maple Leafs, set two Toronto records with his goal in an 8-1 rout of the New York Islanders.
-Fredrik Sjostrom, Coyotes, scored two goals and Phoenix beat Nashville 6-3.
-Erik Cole and Chad Larose, Hurricanes. Cole scored twice and Larose had three assists to help Carolina defeat Ottawa 5-3.
-Tomas Vokoun, Panthers, stopped all 29 shots he faced in Florida's 3-0 win over New Jersey.
-Tim Connolly and Brian Campbell, Sabres, each had a goal and two assists to lead Buffalo past Atlanta 6-0.

LOST AND FOUND
Toronto's Mats Sundin scored his 390th goal for his 917th point on Thursday night to break the ties he'd shared with Darryl Sittler for club records in both categories. Earlier in the game, Sundin was credited with an assist but were informed five minutes into the third period that it had been mistakenly awarded.

SLOW STARTS
Atlanta, last season's Southeast Division-champs, have dropped its first four games of the season after a 6-0 defeat at Buffalo on Thursday night. It is the Thrashers' worst start since losing nine straight to open the 2002-03 season. In their four losses, Atlanta has scored only four goals. ... New Jersey dropped to 1-3 after a 3-0 loss at Florida, its worst start since the 2001-02 season. Martin Brodeur, who won his third Vezina Trophy as top goalie last season, is off to an 0-3 start.

SNAPPED
Ottawa's season-opening five-game winning streak was halted with a 5-3 home loss to Carolina on Thursday night. The Senators fell one game short of matching their best start ever.

WELCOME BACK
Fredrik Sjostrom, a healthy scratch for Phoenix' first-three games of the season, scored twice to lead the Coyotes to a 6-3 win over Nashville on Thursday night.

STREAKING SPEZZA
Ottawa center Jason Spezza had two more assists to increase his total to 10 in Thursday night's 5-3 loss to Carolina. He has an assist in each of the six games he has played, though he has yet to score this season.

RAGING RYAN
Canucks center Ryan Kesler called for Philadelphia enforcer Jesse Boulerice to receive a 20-game suspension for cross-checking him in the head. Boulerice faces an automatic review by NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell after he received a match penalty and game misconduct for the incident in the third period of Philadelphia's 8-2 victory in Vancouver on Wednesday night.

ON THE MEND
Ottawa goalie Ray Emery was assigned to Binghamton of the American Hockey League on Thursday for a two-game conditioning stint.

SHAKEUP
Chicago senior vice president Bob Pulford was reassigned Thursday, the first major move by the Blackhawks since Rocky Wirtz took over as chairman Oct. 5 after his father, William Wirtz, died last month. Pulford became Chicago's coach and general manager in 1977 and its senior vice president in 1990.

SPEAKING
``Not that I was slacking off in the summer, but I had to really put the pedal down because we want to be an elite team,'' - Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller after stopping all 20 shots he faced in Thursday night's 6-0 win over Atlanta. Miller had allowed nine goals over his first two starts.
 

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