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Saturday, 24 November 2007 03:14
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 SCOREBOARD
Sunday, Nov. 25
Los Angeles at Anaheim (8 p.m. EST). The Ducks have won three of the first four meetings with the Kings this season.

STARS
Friday
-Radim Vrbata, Coyotes, scored his second goal of the game on a power play with 1:07 left in regulation, then added the clinching goal in the shootout to give Phoenix a 4-3 win at Anaheim.
-Pascal Leclaire, Blue Jackets, stopped all 32 shots he faced in Columbus' 4-0 win at Minnesota.
-Nicklas Backstrom, Capitals, scored 1:55 into overtime to give Washington a 4-3 victory at Philadelphia.
-Olli Jokinen, Panthers, scored the only goal of the shootout and Florida edged the New York Rangers 3-2.
-Glen Wesley, Hurricanes, scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and Carolina rallied for a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

SIX PACK
Columbus' Pascal Leclaire set a team record with his sixth shutout of the season after making 32 saves in a 4-0 win at Minnesota on Friday. Marc Denis had five in 2002-03 and 2003-04.

REMEMBER ME?
Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov haunted his former team by stopping 23 shots in regulation and both shootout attempts for a 4-3 win at Anaheim on Friday. Bryzgalov was Jean-Sebastien Giguere's backup with the defending-champion Ducks before being claimed off waivers by the Coyotes on Nov. 17.

RALLY TIME
Carolina scored three times in less than 7 minutes during the third period and rallied to beat Tampa Bay for the first time this season, 4-3 on Friday night. The Lightning won both previous games in the season series by the combined score of 11-2.

REGULATED
Vancouver lost in regulation for the first time in its past nine games with a 3-1 defeat at St. Louis on Friday night. The Canucks had gone 6-0-2 during that run.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Washington's Nicklas Backstrom celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring the overtime winner in a 4-3 victory at Philadelphia on Friday. The goal also gave Bruce Boudreau a win in his NHL coaching debut after he took over for the fired Glen Hanlon on Thursday.

MORE WITH LESS
Boston was held to two goals or fewer for the 12th time in 20 games this season on Friday, but still won for the fourth time in five contests with its 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders. The Islanders have been held to two goals or fewer in their past seven games, but are 3-4 in those games.

STARS ALIGNING
Dallas extended its winning streak to a season-high four games after a 3-1 win over Toronto on Friday night.

SNAPPED
Thomas Vanek ended a seven-game goalless drought by getting the tiebreaking tally midway through the third period and helping Buffalo defeat Montreal 4-2 on Friday night. ... Atlanta goalie Johan Hedberg had his six-game winning streak end with a 3-0 loss to New Jersey. ... The New York Rangers' five-game road winning streak was ended after a 3-2 shootout loss at Florida.

SIDELINED
Dallas right wing Jere Lehtinen will be out indefinitely with an abdominal strain, but might not need surgery as the team originally thought, coach Dave Tippett said after Friday night's 3-1 win over Toronto. The 13-year NHL veteran has six goals and 13 assists in 21 games this season.

WELCOME BACK
Carolina's Eric Cole returned to the lineup Friday night after missing four games with a neck injury and assisted on Eric Staal's 100th career goal during the 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

SPEAKING
``It sounds funny but for the first time in my life I was practicing all summer and I told a couple guys I've got some new moves. They asked me to show them those moves and I said I'll wait for a game. I don't think I've scored one in practice doing my old stuff.'' - Olli Jokinen after scoring the lone goal in the shootout to give Florida a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
 

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