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Sunday, 14 October 2007 08:41
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 SCOREBOARD
Sunday, Oct. 14
Minnesota at Anaheim (8 p.m. EDT). The teams split four meetings last season, with each being decided by one goal.

Monday, Oct. 15
Toronto at Buffalo (7 p.m. EDT). The Sabres have 13 goals in their last two games and 19 in four contests this season.

STARS
Saturday
-Joe Sakic, Avalanche, got his 15th career hat trick with three goals in Colorado's 5-1 win over Columbus.
-Olli Jokinen, Panthers, had a goal and two assists and tied Florida's career scoring mark in a 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay.
-Robert Lang and Jason Williams, Blackhawks. Lang scored the tying goal with 1.5 seconds left in regulation and Williams got the winner 43 seconds into overtime and Chicago stunned Dallas 2-1.
-Sidney Crosby, Penguins, scored his first two goals of the season, including the winner with 5:22 left in the third period, to lead Pittsburgh past Toronto 6-4.
-Kristian Huselius, Flames, scored twice and Calgary outlasted Nashville 7-4.
-Patrik Elias, Devils, scored two goals, including one on a power play with 27 seconds left and New Jersey rallied for a 6-5 win at Atlanta.
-Derek Roy, Jaroslav Spacek and Brian Campbell, Sabres. Roy and Spacek each scored twice and Campbell had four assists in Buffalo's 7-3 rout of Washington.
-Eric Belanger, Wild, scored a short-handed goal with 3:15 left to help Minnesota edge Phoenix 3-2.
-Aaron Ward, Bruins, scored with 12 seconds left to give Boston a 2-1 win at San Jose.

DOMINATION
Colorado is 22-1-1-1 against Columbus since the Blue Jackets joined the NHL in 2000 after a 5-1 win on Saturday night.

QUICK STRIKES
Ottawa set a team record for fastest three goals in Saturday night's 3-1 win over the New York Rangers. Dany Heatley, Chris Phillips and Patrick Eaves scored in a span of 52 seconds in the second period to top the previous mark of 1:16 against the New York Islanders on March 15.

TIED AT THE TOP
Olli Jokinen had a goal and two assists to tie Scott Mellanby for Florida's career scoring lead in a 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday night. Jokinen has 156 goals and 198 assists for 354 points in seven season with the Panthers.

BRICK WALL
Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom has allowed just four goals over four appearances this season after surrendering two in a 3-2 win at Phoenix on Saturday night. Backstrom had a 1.97 goals-against average last season and was part of the William Jennings Trophy-winning tandem that allowed the fewest goals in 2006-07.

OH, CANADA!
Carolina won its third straight road game in Canada on Saturday night, 3-1 at Montreal. The Hurricanes routed Toronto 7-1 on Monday, and beat Ottawa 5-3 on Thursday.

TOUGH DEBUT
Dallas' Tobias Stephan lost a shutout in his first NHL game with 1.5 seconds left in regulation and allowed a power-play goal 43 seconds into overtime for a 2-1 loss at Chicago on Saturday night. He stopped 38 shots.

BROTHERLY LOVE
Henrik Sedin set up his twin, Daniel, for two goals 2:18 apart in the second period to help Vancouver beat Edmonton 4-1 on Saturday night. The Sedins have combined for 31 points in their last 10 games against Edmonton.

SIMON SAYS
Islanders forward Chris Simon returned from a 25-game suspension dating to last season to play for New York against Philadelphia on Saturday night. Simon picked up where he left off, dropping his gloves in the second period to fight Flyers forward Riley Cote.

SPEAKING
``This is not last year's team. There's just a totally different attitude in the locker room. There's no question it looked like a different team pulled it out.'' - Philadelphia coach John Stevens after the Flyers improved to 3-1 with a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. The Flyers were the worst team in the NHL last year with a 22-48-12 record.
 

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