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|Sunday, 04 November 2007 06:59|
Sunday, Nov. 4
Ottawa at Boston (7 p.m. EST). The Senators, off to a 11-1-0 start, are unbeaten (4-0) on the road while the Bruins have dropped just one home game (4-1).
Monday, Nov. 5
Pittsburgh at New Jersey (7 p.m. EST). The Penguins have a power-play goal in all 13 games this season, one shy of the team mark set during the 1988-89 campaign.
-Miroslav Satan, Islanders, scored twice in the third period and New York rallied for a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.
-Daniel Sedin, Canucks, had two goals and an assist in Vancouver's 4-3 win at Colorado.
-Marian Gaborik, Wild, scored twice and added an assist to lead Minnesota past Calgary 4-1.
-Patrick Sharp, Blackhawks, scored a pair of short-handed goals in the third period and Chicago edged St. Louis 3-2.
-Mike Fisher, Senators, scored two of Ottawa's three power-play goals in a 3-2 win over Boston.
-Matt Stajan, Maple Leafs, scored with 1:32 left to give Toronto a 3-2 win at Montreal.
-Petr Prucha, Rangers, had the lone shootout goal and New York beat New Jersey 2-1.
Al Arbour made a one-night return to the bench and the New York Islanders rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Pittsburgh 3-2 Saturday night. Arbour was behind the bench for the Islanders' four Stanley Cup championships in the 1980s and was invited back to coach the team for the 1,500th time. He earned win No. 740. A banner commemorating his 739 previous Islanders wins was lowered after the game, replaced by one with his name and 1,500 as streamers and confetti were shot from the rafters.
Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk recorded his second straight three-goal game, helping the Thrashers rally for a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday night. Kovalchuk has four goals in three games against the Lightning this season after scoring just once in eight games with Tampa Bay last season.
New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro was struck in the right eye by the stick of Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby in the second period Saturday night and didn't return. New York coach Ted Nolan said DiPietro was hit in the eye, but added that he was able to walk out of Nassau Coliseum following the 3-2 victory. He's listed as day to day and will be reevaluated Monday.
Jeremy Roenick scored his 499th career goal in Saturday night's 3-1 win at Los Angeles. Roenick, who spent one of his 19 NHL seasons with the Kings, is on the threshold of becoming the third American-born player and 40th overall to score 500 goals in the NHL.
Ottawa has won all 11 games in which it has scored first, including Saturday night's 3-2 victory over Boston. The Senators lost the only game when they didn't have the initial tally.
Florida lost for the 12th time in its last 13 visits to Raleigh with a 6-2 defeat to Carolina on Saturday night. The Panthers haven't won there since 2002.
Chicago rookie Jonathan Toews had his points streak snapped at 10 games in Saturday night's 3-2 win at St. Louis. Toews' streak to start a career is second only to Boston's Dmitri Kvartalnov, who began his NHL career with a 14-game run in 1992. ... Colorado lost for the first time at home this season, 4-3 to Vancouver. The Avalanche had matched a franchise record by opening the season with six home wins. The team had won six straight at home to start the 1994-95 season while in Quebec. Philadelphia (4-0) is now the only team without a loss at home. ... Minnesota ended a five-game winless drought with its 4-1 win over Calgary.
ON THE MEND
Simon Gagne was cleared for full activity Saturday, 10 days after the Philadelphia forward was knocked out of a game and sidelined with vision problems and dizziness. He is expected to practice Sunday, and if all goes well play Monday against the New York Rangers.
Veteran defenseman Darius Kasparaitis is leaving the American Hockey League to join SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Super League. The 35-year-old played four games this season with the New York Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford, Conn., and was loaned by the Rangers on Saturday to St. Petersburg.
``When we came back to the bench you saw a legend standing there. We knew we only had one chance to win the game for him.'' - New York Islanders forward Miroslav Satan, who made Al Arbour's return to the bench a success by scoring two third-period goals in a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night.