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Sunday, 11 November 2007 08:11
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, Nov. 12
New Jersey at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. EST). Devils goalie Martin Brodeur was denied his 500th career win in Saturday night's loss to the New York Islanders.

STARS
Saturday
-Tim Thomas, Bruins, made 45 saves and Boston held off Buffalo 2-1.
-Kimmo Timonen, Flyers, had a goal and three assists to lead Philadelphia to a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.
-Rod Brind'Amour, Hurricanes, scored twice in Carolina's 5-3 win at Atlanta.
-Shawn Horcoff and Mathieu Garon, Oilers. Horcoff scored twice, including the winning goal, and Garon made 37 saves and Edmonton beat Calgary 4-2.
-Anze Kopitar, Kings, scored his second goal of the game 2:34 into overtime and Los Angeles rallied for a 6-5 win over Dallas.
-Vaclav Prospal, Lightning, had a goal and two assists and Tampa Bay beat Washington 5-2.
-Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Neil, Senators. Alfredsson had two goals and combined with Neil to score 1:40 apart in the third period to help Ottawa beat Montreal 3-1.

500 CLUB
San Jose center Jeremy Roenick scored his 500th NHL goal at the expense of his former team in Saturday night's 4-1 win over Phoenix. Roenick became the third American-born player to reach the plateau. ... Dallas' Mike Modano scored his 512th career goal in a 6-5 overtime loss at Los Angeles, tying him with Gilbert Perreault for 33rd on the all-time list.

KING-SIZED RALLY
Los Angeles scored five times in 5 minutes, 7 seconds late in the third period and once more in overtime for a stunning 6-5 win over Dallas on Saturday night. The Kings went ahead 5-4 with 2:07 left in regulation, but Stars forward Mike Modano tied the game on the power play with 65 seconds left. Anze Kopitar scored once during the third-period rally and the winner 2:34 into overtime. The Stars had won 34 consecutive games in which they had a lead of more than one goal.

BACKUP PLAN
The New York Rangers started backup goalie Steve Valiquette for the first time this season and he made 32 saves in regulation and two more in the shootout for a 3-2 win at Toronto on Saturday night. The Rangers became the last NHL team to win away on the road this season (1-5-1).

SATAN'S HELPERS
he past seven games, recording at least one point in each game.

STREAKING SID
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby extended his career-best, point streak to 16 games with an assist in a 5-2 loss at Philadelphia on Saturday night.

HOT ROD
Carolina captain Rod Brind'Amour has points in 14 of 17 games, including a two-goal effort in Saturday night's 5-3 win at Atlanta. He has at least one point in each of the team's 10 wins.

OFFSENSIVE OFFENSES
Boston has been held to two goals or fewer in eight of the last 10 games, but still snapped a four-game losing streak with its 2-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday night. The Sabres had been shut out in two of their previous three games.

FLICKERING FLAMES
Calgary has lost five straight, including three in a row at home after a 4-2 defeat to Edmonton on Saturday night.

BUSY NIGHT
New York Rangers agitator Sean Avery had a verbal confrontation with Toronto's Darcy Tucker during pre-game warmups on Saturday night, fought Tucker in the first period, and later added a goal and an assist in the 3-2 shootout win over the Maple Leafs.

STRAIGHT SHOOTERS
Marcel Hossa scored the decisive goal in the shootout to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory at Toronto on Saturday night. ... Martin Erat scored the only goal in the tiebreaker to lift Nashville over Columbus 4-3.

SWEETENING THE POT
The city has made another offer to a local group seeking to buy the Predators, proposing a more generous arena lease in exchange for a commitment to stay in Nashville for five years. Under the deal offered Friday by Mayor Karl Dean, the Predators could still leave town in three years if the investors were to lose $20 million in that time and paid attendance were to fall below 14,000 per game.

WELCOME BACK
The New York Islanders reacquired defenseman Freddy Meyer off waivers from Phoenix on Saturday after losing him to the Coyotes last month. Meyer was placed on waivers Oct. 7 as New York tried to send him to Bridgeport of the AHL. The Coyotes claimed him the following day.

SPEAKING
``We're not going to go anywhere if we continue to play like that. We made a point of it before the game to start putting some points together at home. We're awful at home right now. We can't get it done and the third period was a prime example of that.'' - Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig after Tampa Bay scored four times in the third period for a 5-2 win over the Capitals on Saturday night.
 

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