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Saturday, 20 October 2007 01:36
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 SCOREBOARD
Sunday, Oct. 21
Vancouver at Columbus (5 p.m.). The Blue Jackets are off to their best start since joining the NHL in 2000.

STARS
Friday
-Pascal Leclaire, Blue Jackets, made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season and fourth overall, leading Columbus to a 3-0 win at Buffalo.
-Mike Cammalleri, Kings, scored his NHL-leading eighth goal to help Los Angeles to a 4-2 victory over Vancouver.

SHUTOUT
Pascal Leclaire made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season and fourth overall, to lead the Blue Jackets to a 3-0 victory over Buffalo on Friday night. Buffalo, last season's highest-scoring team, was shut out for the first time since April 2006 - a span of 95 regular-season games.

STARTING STRONG
Pascal Leclaire made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season and fourth overall to help Columbus beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Friday night. With seven points, the Blue Jackets are off to their best start since joining the NHL in 2000.

PAY DAY
Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux will get $21 million as part of the team's settlement of its 1998 bankruptcy. Lemieux was owed $32 million in deferred compensation from that contract when he retired as a player in 1997. But the team filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection the next year, after running up $120 million in debt under former owners Howard Baldwin and Roger Marino.

INJURED
The Thrashers placed goalie Kari Lehtonen on the injured list Friday after he hurt his groin in Atlanta's first win of the season. The previous night, Lehtonen left a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers with 8 1/2 minutes left in the first period. The team said he strained his groin, but in a different area than a similar injury that kept him out for more than two months in 2005.

SPEAKING
``We're not going to settle for complacency. We're no longer the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets. We want to be a force in our conference.'' - Michael Peca, who had a goal and an assist in the Blue Jackets' 3-0 victory over the Sabres on Friday night.
 

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