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Saturday, 27 October 2007 01:36
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 SCOREBOARD
Sunday, Oct. 28
Edmonton at Anaheim (8 p.m. EDT). Dustin Penner signed a five-year, $21.25 million offer sheet with the Oilers over the summer, in which the Ducks declined to match.

STARS
Friday
-Tomas Plekanec, Canadiens, had two goals and two assists, all on the power play, to help Montreal beat Carolina 7-4.
-Ryan Smyth, Avalanche, scored 23 seconds into overtime to give Colorado a 3-2 victory over Calgary.
-Taylor Pyatt, Canucks, scored twice to lead Vancouver to a 3-2 win at Washington.
-Valtteri Filppula, Red Wings, scored his first goal of the season and added and assist and Detroit beat San Jose 5-1.

GREAT GOALIES
Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo extended his winning streak against Washington to 10 games by making 26 saves in Friday night's 3-2 win. Luongo is 7-0-3 with two shutouts in his past 10 starts against the Capitals dating to the 2003-04 season and includes when he was playing for Florida. ... Detroit's Chris Osgood is 11-0-5 in his past 16 starts after a 5-1 win over San Jose.

HOT WING
Henrik Zetterberg has at least a point in all 11 games this season and leads the NHL with 19 points on eight goals and 11 assists after scoring in Detroit's 5-1 win over San Jose on Saturday night.

LUCKY BOUNCE
Buffalo got a fluke goal from Drew Stafford with 8:48 left and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win at Florida on Friday night. Stafford scored when his wrist shot bounced off goalie Tomas Vokoun's blocker high into the air, then fell in behind Vokoun.

INJURY TO INSULT
Washington lost for the fifth time in six games and captain Chris Clark to an injury in Friday night's 3-2 defeat to Vancouver. Clark required stitches in his left ear after being hit by an Alexander Ovechkin slap shot in the final minute of the game. He dropped to the ice and left a small puddle of blood, before skating off with some assistance.

HAB-ITUAL MILESTONE
Alexei Kovalev became the third Montreal player this month to play in his 1,000th game when he took the ice on Friday night, joining Roman Hamrlik and Bryan Smolinski. He scored his fifth goal of the season in the 7-4 win at Carolina.

LOCKED UP
Right wing Dustin Brown, playing his fourth NHL season at only 22, agreed to a six-year extension believed to be worth around $19 million with Los Angeles on Friday, putting him under contract through the 2013-14 season. ... Detroit forward Kris Draper, a winner of three Stanley Cups with the Red Wings, signed a three-year contract extension.

SPEAKING
``When he decides to turn it up, he's one of the top three in the league - and he turned it on at the end. It was tough to watch from our bench.'' - Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault on Washington's Alexander Ovechkin, who scored with 1 1/2 minutes left and nearly set up the tying tally before the Canucks finally won 3-2.
 

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