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|Saturday, 17 November 2007 02:03|
Saturday, Nov. 17
Anaheim at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST). The defending champion Ducks (9-8-3) visit the first-place Sharks (11-7-2) in a matchup of Pacific Division rivals.
-Jussi Jokinen, Stars, scored four goals, including a second-period hat trick in about 7 minutes, and Dallas beat Colorado 6-1.
-Marian Hossa and Johan Hedberg, Thrashers. Hossa had two goals and an assist and Hedberg stopped 31 shots for his 11th career shutout, leading Atlanta to a 3-0 victory over Carolina.
-Rick DiPietro, Islanders, got his second shutout of the season and beat New Jersey for the third time in a 1-0 win.
Martin Brodeur failed in his third try to become the second goaltender in NHL history to record 500 wins, behind Patrick Roy's 551 after a 1-0 loss at home to the Islanders on Friday night. Previously he lost 2-1 to the Islanders on Nov. 10 and 4-2 to the New York Rangers on Wednesday.
A local investor group trying to buy the Nashville Predators reached an agreement with city officials on changes to the arena lease. In the deal announced Friday afternoon, Mayor Karl Dean said the team would be required to stay in Nashville for five years or it would have to pay back the city its investment in the operations of the Sommet Center.
The New York Islanders have won five of their past seven games after a 1-0 win at New Jersey on Friday night. ... Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier had a goal and two assists to extend his team record for consecutive multipoint games to seven and the Lightning beat Washington 5-2. Tampa Bay also won its fifth straight.
Dallas ended a four-game home losing streak with a 6-1 win over Colorado on Friday night. ... St. Louis stopped a scoreless drought of 144 minutes, 32 seconds against Columbus in the first period of a 2-1 victory Friday night. The Blue Jackets had shut out the Blues twice earlier in the season.
four home games combined.
``I'm upset I didn't have him on the ice more.'' Dallas coach Dave Tippett on Jussi Jokinen, who scored four goals, including a second-period hat trick in about 7 minutes in the Stars' 6-1 win over Colorado on Friday. Jokinen needed just five shots to score his four goals.