SCOREBOARD
Thursday, Nov. 22
Colorado at Edmonton (9 p.m. EST). The Oilers opened a six-game homestand with a shootout victory against Vancouver on Tuesday night.

STARS
Wednesday
- Rostislav Olesz, Panthers, had two goals and an assist as Florida beat Columbus 5-2.
-Ilya Kovalchuk, Thrashers, scored twice and added two assists to lead Atlanta to a 5-1 victory over Washington.
-Daniel Briere, Flyers, scored three goals in the third period of Philadelphia's 6-3 victory at Carolina.
-Steve Begin, Canadiens, scored twice in Montreal's 4-1 victory against the New York Islanders.
-Zach Parise, Devils, scored two power-play goals to lift New Jersey to a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

SHINING STAR
Mike Modano notched his 513th career goal on a power play to extend his record for U.S.-born NHL players, and the Dallas Stars ended Anaheim's four-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night. The tying goal against the Ducks stretched Modano's career point total to 1,239.

STREAKING
Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves to lead the New York Rangers past the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Rangers have won five straight road games and six of seven overall.

HATS OFF
Daniel Briere scored three goals in the third period to lead Philadelphia past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Wednesday night. Briere added an assist during his third career hat trick and first with the Flyers, helping them snap a two-game losing streak.

BETWEEN THE PIPES
Chris Osgood needed to make only 12 saves for his 44th NHL shutout to help the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.

SLUMPING
The Penguins dropped their sixth in seven games and eighth in 10 after a 2-1 loss to the Devils on Wednesday night. ... The Washington Capitals dropped their fifth consecutive game, a 5-1 loss to Atlanta.

LOCKED UP
Defenseman Matt Carle agreed to a four-year, $13.75 million contract extension Wednesday with the San Jose Sharks, who locked up another key young player with a lengthy deal. Carle has been a regular on San Jose's blue line since signing a pro contract late in the 2005-06 season. He scored 42 points in 77 games last season, making the NHL's all-rookie team along with fellow Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

SPEAKING
``Good old Long Island came through for me once again. In all the seasons I've been a pro, I've had more goals on the road than at home, so this is new to me.'' - Christopher Higgins after leading Montreal to a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Higgins, a Long Island native, added a goal and assist.

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