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Thursday, 25 October 2007 02:02
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 SCOREBOARD
Thursday, Oct. 25
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay (7:30 p.m. EDT). The Atlantic Division-leading Flyers face the Lightning, unbeaten at home (4-0-0).

STARS
Wednesday
-Olli Jokinen and Greg Campbell, Panthers, each scored twice to lead Florida to a 4-3 win over Philadelphia.
-Alex Tanguay, Flames, scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 5-3 win over Minnesota.
-Tomas Holmstrom, Red Wings, scored twice to help Detroit held off Vancouver 3-2.
-Chris Clark, Capitals scored his first two goals of the season in Washington's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.
-Bret Hedican, Hurricanes, had a goal and two assists to help Carolina top Buffalo 6-2.

RECORD NIGHT
Olli Jokinen scored twice and became Florida's all-time leader in goals and points during Wednesday night's 4-3 win over Philadelphia. Jokinen's first goal was his 355th point with the Panthers and his second goal was his 158th. Both records previously belonged to Scott Mellanby.

RALLY TIME
Calgary fell behind 3-0 in the first 10 minutes of its game with Minnesota on Wednesday night, but rallied to score five unanswered goals for the victory. The Flames dealt the Wild their first regulation loss in nine games this season.

ZEROLESS ZETTERBERG
Henrik Zetterberg has at least a point in all 10 of Detroit's games this season and leads the NHL with 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists. He had an assist in Wednesday night's 3-2 win over Vancouver.

FINALLY
Carolina posted its first victory over Buffalo since Game 7 of the 2006 Eastern Conference finals with a 6-2 win on Wednesday night. The Sabres won all four meetings last season.

LINE JUGGLING
Washington juggled its offensive line combinations and produced its biggest scoring output of the season in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. Chris Clark was moved to the top line with Alexander Ovechkin and recorded his first two goals and points of the season. The Capitals entered the day as one of only two clubs in the NHL that had yet to score more than three goals in a game, a drought that extended 16 games to a 7-1 victory over the Lightning on March 18 last season.

SNAPPED
Alex Tanguay broke an 18-game goalless drought that dated to last season by recording the tying and go-ahead tallies in Calgary's 5-3 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night. ... Philadelphia's five-game winning streak ended with a 4-3 loss at Florida. The game began a season-long eight-game road trip for the Flyers.

CAPITAL GAIN
Washington right wing Alexander Semin came off injured reserve prior to Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Semin, who scored 38 goals last season, missed six of the season's first seven games because of a sprained right ankle.

SIDELINED
Edmonton placed defenseman Sheldon Souray on the injured list with a sprained left shoulder and recalled Ladislav Smid on Wednesday. ... New York Rangers forward Ryan Callahan will be sidelined indefinitely because of a sprained knee. New York is already without Martin Straka (broken finger) and agitator Sean Avery (shoulder) up front.

SPEAKING
``For the last few weeks, the puck seemed to stick to my gear. Now it was bouncing in areas I didn't want it to bounce and it was giving them second opportunities on a couple of the goals.'' - Philadelphia goalie Martin Biron after Wednesday night's 4-3 loss at Florida. Biron had won six of his first seven starts with a .952 save percentage.
 

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