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Thursday, 08 November 2007 01:09
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 SCOREBOARD
Thursday, Nov. 8
Washington at Ottawa (7:30 p.m. EST). The Senators are off to the best start in NHL history through 14 games with a 13-1-0 mark and a record total of 26 points.

STARS
Wednesday
-Peter Mueller, Coyotes, recorded his first career hat trick as Phoenix edged Anaheim 6-5 in overtime on Shane Doan's goal.
-Mike Modano, Stars, scored twice to become the U.S.-born points leader, helping Dallas to a 3-1 victory over San Jose.
-Clarke MacArthur, Sabres, called up from Rochester of the AHL the previous night, scored 3:16 into overtime, giving Buffalo a 2-1 victory over Boston.
-Ian Laperriere, Avalanche, had two goals and an assist as Colorado won in a shootout, 4-3 over Edmonton.

RECORDS
Dallas center Mike Modano broke Phil Housley's NHL record for career points by an American-born player with two quick goals in the opening minutes of the Stars' 3-1 victory against San Jose on Wednesday night. Modano has 1,233 points and 511 goals in 1,253 regular-season games - 242 games fewer than Housley - good for 35th and 34th on the NHL's career list.

SNAPPED
Philadelphia's 3-1 victory Wednesday night was its first in Pittsburgh in five games since Jan. 21, 2006. The Flyers went 0-8 against the Penguins last season. ... Tampa Bay snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Florida.

SOARING
Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored shootout goals to give Detroit a 3-2 victory over Nashville on Wednesday night, the Red Wings' eighth straight win. Detroit leads the Western Conference with 12 wins and 25 points. Goalie Chris Osgood made 28 saves to improve to 8-0.

STOPS
Ryan Miller stopped 25 shots as Buffalo ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 overtime victory over Boston on Wednesday night.

STREAKS
Chicago ended Columbus' six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1) with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night.

SWINGS
Colorado's 4-3 shootout victory Wednesday night was its sixth win in seven games and Edmonton's fourth straight loss.

HEAD START
Philadelphia is 7-0 when scoring the first goal, including Wednesday night's 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

SPEAKING
``With so many new faces, we didn't think it would be the same. There weren't a a lot of guys who were here last year, but we wanted to put that behind us. It's a new season and a fresh start.'' - Philadelphia defenseman Jason Smith after beating Pittsburgh for the first time since the 2005-06 season, 3-1 Wednesday night.
 

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