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|Monday, 05 November 2007 01:44|
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.
-Pascal Leclaire, Blue Jackets, stopped 21 shots for his NHL-best fifth shutout of the season and Columbus beat St. Louis 3-0.
-Antoine Vermette, Senators, scored a short-handed goal to tie the game in the third period and later scored in the shootout to help Ottawa edge Boston 2-1.
-Alexander Radulov and Jason Arnott, Predators, each had a goal and an assist in Nashville's 5-2 win over Chicago.
Pascal Leclaire and Columbus (8-3-2) shut down St. Louis 3-0 on Sunday and are off to the best start in franchise history. Leclaire posted his fifth shutout in nine starts this season after coming into the year with one shutout in 59 career games. The Blues have been shut out twice this year, both times by Leclaire.
Martin Gerber made 21 saves and stopped both of Boston's shooters in the shootout to help Ottawa pick up its 12th win in its first 13 games, 2-1 over the Bruins. Ottawa's fast start is still far off its best opening deep into a season. The Senators began 2005-06 by winning 19 of their initial 22 games.
Sergei Fedorov extended his points streak to four games with an assist in Columbus' 3-0 victory over St. Louis on Sunday. ... Nashville beat Chicago 5-2 and have now won three straight games, all on the road, and five of six following a six-game losing streak.
Chris Mason made 30 saves to end a seven-game personal losing streak in Nashville's 5-2 victory over Chicago on Sunday. ... Keith Tkachuck and Paul Kariya each had a four-game points streak end in St. Louis' 3-0 loss to Columbus.
``I wouldn't say it was unorthodox, but to score a short-handed goal after having so many power play opportunities and not really either finishing or looking very good. To tie it short-handed, it's just a good 'find a way to win' game.'' - Ottawa coach John Paddock, after the Senators went 0-for-6 on the power play and scored a game-tying short-handed goal in the third period on Sunday. Ottawa went on to beat Boston 2-1 after winning a shootout.