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Wednesday, 31 October 2007 00:40
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Chicago at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EDT). Stars center Mike Modano is one point shy of tying Phil Housley's NHL record for most points by a U.S.-born player with 1,232.

STARS
Tuesday
-Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, Penguins. Malkin scored twice and had an assist, and Crosby had a goal and three assists in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over Minnesota.
-Jarome Iginla, Flames, scored twice and added an assist, leading Calgary past Nashville, 5-1.
-Valtteri Filppula, Red Wings, scored with just 24.4 seconds left to give Detroit its sixth straight win, 2-1 over Edmonton.

COMING AROUND
Ilya Kovalchuk scored the decisive shootout goal and Johan Hedberg stopped 31 shots as Atlanta won consecutive games for the first time this season, 3-2 over Montreal on Tuesday night. The Thrashers are 4-2 for GM-coach Don Waddell after starting 0-6 under former coach Bob Hartley.

BEATING THE BLUES
Phoenix, which entered Tuesday night's game in a 2-6 slump since beating the Blues at home in the Oct. 4 opener, won its fifth straight in St. Louis, 2-1. The Coyotes are 1-5 at home and 3-1 on the road.

SWINGS
Minnesota's 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night was the Wild's first home defeat of the season. It also dropped them to 0-3-1 in their last four games after starting the season an NHL-best 7-0-1.

SLUMPING
Nashville began a five-game road trip with its fifth consecutive loss away from home, where the Predators have been outscored 21-3 following a 5-1 defeat in Calgary on Tuesday night.

SCORING
Brad Boyes scored his ninth goal in 10 games for St. Louis, which lost to Phoenix 2-1 Tuesday night.

AGREEMENT
NHL players ratified a new constitution, approved through a secret ballot and announced Tuesday, which eliminates the National Hockey League Players' Association's executive committee, comprised of a president and six vice presidents. In its place, the 30 club-player representatives will serve as equal voting members of an executive board. The positions of executive director and general counsel, will now be filled by two, instead of one. Both will serve as nonvoting members of the executive board.

INSURANCE
Boston recalled goalie Jordan Sigalet from Providence of the AHL on Tuesday after Manny Fernandez strained his left knee in practice earlier in the day. Sigalet, 26, made one start this season for Providence, where he was 15-5-2 with a 2.39 goals against average last season.

SPEAKING
``He's a great leader and he is a great player. I don't know him personally, but I'd love to have one on our club, if they make any more.'' - Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire on Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who had four points in a 4-2 victory over the Wild on Tuesday night. Crosby starred as a 15-year-old player at prep powerhouse Shattuck-St. Mary's in nearby Faribault.
 

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