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Tuesday, 20 November 2007 02:43
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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Boston at Toronto (7 p.m. EST). Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin (533 goals) needs one goal to pass Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich and move into sole possession of 27th place on the career list.

STARS
Monday
-Mike Smith, Stars, stopped 22 shots for his fourth career shutout to send Dallas to a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles.
-Olli Jokinen, Panthers, scored twice to lead Florida past Washington 4-3.
-Todd White, Thrashers, scored a power-play goal in overtime to lift Atlanta over Tampa Bay 4-3.
-Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza, Senators. Heatley had a goal and two assists and Spezza added three assists in Ottawa's 4-2 win over Montreal.
-Paul Kariya, Blues, had a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 2-1 defeat of Nashville.

LEAGUE LEADERS
Martin Gerber stopped 36 shots for his league-leading 13th win in 15 starts and Ottawa defeated Montreal 4-2 on Monday. ... Ilya Kovalchuk scored his NHL-best 17th goal for Atlanta in a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay.

ISLANDERS MILESTONES
Rick DiPietro earned his 100th NHL victory with an 18-save effort and the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Monday. The Islanders, whose last seven games were all decided by one goal and in regulation, now have 500 road wins in franchise history.

FIVE ALIVE!
Todd White scored a power-play goal with 2:11 left in overtime to push Atlanta past Tampa Bay 4-3 on Monday. The Thrashers improved to 5-0 in overtime this season.

OTT THAT OFTEN
Steve Ott scored a rare goal in Dallas' 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Monday. Ott, known more as a checker and instigator, notched the 12th of his career in 214 games to put the Stars in front late in the second period.

STREAKING
Vincent Lecavalier had a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-3 loss to Atlanta on Monday to extend his multipoint streak to eight games, longest in the NHL since Jaromir Jagr had 10 straight for Pittsburgh from Feb. 18-March 9, 1996. ... St. Louis beat Nashville 2-1 and has now won four straight. The Blues have killed 19 consecutive penalties. ... Dallas beat Los Angeles 3-0 for its 10th straight home win against the Kings.

SNAPPED
The New York Islanders ended the New York Rangers' winning streak at five with a 2-1 win on Monday. The Rangers came home after a four-game road sweep and had won nine of 10, but are 0-3 against the Islanders. ... Florida beat Washington 4-3 Monday to end a four-game road losing streak.

STRUGGLING
Washington fell to Florida 4-3 on Monday and has now lost four straight. The Capitals are just 2-6 at home. ... Dallas shut down Los Angeles 3-0, leaving the Kings 0-3-1 in their past four.

ROBINSON RETIRED
Larry Robinson had his No. 19 retired by Montreal in a ceremony prior to Monday's game against Ottawa. A six-time Stanley Cup champion in 17 seasons with the Canadiens from 1972-89, the 6-foot-4 defenseman known as ``Big Bird'' won the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman twice, in 1976-77 and 1979-80. The Hall of Famer, currently a New Jersey assistant coach, became the 13th Montreal player to have his number retired by the team

TRADES
Dallas acquired defenseman Bryce Lampman from Tampa Bay on Monday, the first trade by the Stars since making Brett Hull a co-general manager along with Les Jackson. The Stars sent defenseman Mario Scalzo the Lightning. ... Anaheim acquired center Brian Sutherby from Washington for a second-round draft pick in 2009. The 25-year-old Sutherby has one goal in five games for the Capitals this season.

SUSPENDED
Montreal forward Tom Kostopoulos was suspended for Monday night's game against Ottawa after sparking an altercation in the final minute of a fight-filled 7-4 win over Boston on Saturday. The league also fined Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau $10,000, which is automatic if a player gets an instigator penalty in the last five minutes of a game.

SPEAKING
``I don't know what it is about overtime. But I told them I was good for one (winner) a year. This makes two. I don't know.'' - Atlanta's Todd White, who scored in a 4-3 overtime victory over Tampa Bay on Monday and has two of Atlanta's five goals in overtime this season.
 

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