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Wednesday, Nov. 21
New Jersey at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. EST). Sidney Crosby has at least one point in 19 straight games for the Penguins.
-Tuukka Rask, Bruins, stopped 30 shots in his first NHL start as Boston defeated Toronto 4-2.
-Owen Nolan, Flames, scored twice, leading Calgary to its first win of the season over Colorado in four tries, 4-1.
-Shawn Horcoff, Oilers, scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift Edmonton out of the Western Conference basement with a 5-4 victory over Vancouver.
Calgary right wing Owen Nolan, who didn't score a goal until the 16th game of the season, has four in six games, including two in Tuesday night's 4-1 victory over Colorado.
Washington has lost four straight, eight of nine and 14 of 17 since starting the season 3-0. ... Colorado's 4-1 loss in Calgary on Tuesday night was its third straight on a four-game road trip. The Avalanche power play, second-worst in the NHL on the road, went 0-for-5.
Toronto's Mats Sundin moved into sole possession of 27th place on the NHL career goal list with his 534th, one ahead of Frank Mahovlich, in a 4-2 loss to Boston on Tuesday night.
Stanley Cup champion Anaheim signed center Ryan Getzlaf to a five-year contract extension worth $26.625 million that begins next season and runs through 2012-13. The 22-year-old has seven goals and 14 assists in 19 games this season.
Minnesota will be without two top scorers, Pavol Demitra and Mikko Koivu, for Wednesday's game against Vancouver. Demitra will miss his eighth game in 10 due to a groin injury. Koivu, who has a cracked bone in his leg, will sit out for the second straight game and is due to be evaluated again this weekend.
``It was during the biggest midsummer party in Finland. It was 2 a.m., so you can imagine how I felt when they called me. Next day I was kind of surprised and realized what happened.'' - Goalie Tuukka Rask, remembering when he was traded by Toronto to Boston in June 2006. Rask won his first NHL start Tuesday night, leading the Bruins over the Maple Leafs 4-2.