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Sunday, 25 November 2007 19:20
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, Nov. 26
Dallas at N.Y. Islanders (7 p.m. EST). The Islanders, who haven't scored more than two goals in eight straight games, host the Stars for the first time since Nov. 6, 2003.

STARS
Saturday
-Brian Gionta, Devils, scored twice during the second period of New Jersey's 3-2 win at Tampa Bay.
-Alexander Ovechkin and Michael Nylander, Captials. Ovechkin scored twice and Nylander had a goal and two assists and Washington beat Carolina 5-2.
-Branko Radivojevic, Wild, scored the go-ahead goal with 1:53 remaining, leading Minnesota to a 4-3 victory over Nashville.
-Nikolai Zherdev, Blue Jackets, scored the winning shootout goal in the shootout to lead Columbus past Detroit 3-2.
-Daniel Briere, Flyers, had a goal and two assists in Philadelphia's 4-3 win at Ottawa.
-Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins, stopped all 28 shots he faced and Pittsburgh blanked Atlanta 5-0.

THAT'S FAST
Detroit set a team record by scoring two goals 5 seconds apart during the second period of Saturday night's 3-2 shootout loss at Columbus. Tomas Holmstrom and Pavel Datsyuk bettered the previous mark of 7 seconds, done in both 1936 and 1987. It was also the quickest two goals allowed in the Blue Jackets' short history. Columbus gave up goals 8 seconds apart in 2006. ... Phoenix scored two of its four first-period goals in an 18-second span during a 5-1 win over Toronto.

STRAIGHT SHOOTERS
Six of Edmonton's nine wins this season have come in the shootout, including Saturday night's 3-2 victory over Chicago.

STRONG STARTS
Ilya Bryzgalov has won all four of his starts with Phoenix after making 23 saves in a 5-1 win over Toronto on Saturday night. Bryzgalov, claimed off waivers from Anaheim on Nov. 17, has allowed only six goals in the Coyotes' four-game winning streak, their longest since a seven-game run last Dec. 26-Jan. 9. ... Washington has won both games under interim coach Bruce Boudreau with a 5-2 victory over Carolina.

BLANKETY, BLANK
Atlanta has been shut out in two straight games after a 5-0 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. The Thrashers scoreless drought stands at 132 minutes, 12 seconds.

SCORING SPREE
mes in a 3-2 loss to New Jersey.

SNAPPED
Pittsburgh's Evegni Malkin had his 15-game scoring streak snapped in Saturday night's 5-0 win over Atlanta. Malkin had seven goals and 15 assists during the run, which was the longest in NHL history by a Russian player, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. ... Los Angeles' halted a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Anaheim.

DOUBLE DENIAL
Colorado failed to win its 500th regular-season game since moving to Denver in 1995 and coach Joel Quenneville remains one win shy of 100 with the Avalanche after a 5-2 loss to Calgary on Saturday night. Colorado has also dropped five of its last six overall.

SWEEPS
Buffalo won both ends of its home-and-home series with Montreal after Saturday night's 3-0 victory. The Sabres improved to 3-2 in the season series against their Northeast Division rivals. ... New Jersey won all four games on its road trip after holding off Tampa Bay 3-2.

FINALLY
New York Islanders' forward Andy Hilbert snapped a 27-game goalless drought during Saturday night's 2-1 win over Boston. Hilbert last scored March 24 at Philadelphia, and didn't even have a point in 20 contests - a stretch going back to April 7, also at Philadelphia, even though he had played all 19 of New York's games this season.

CALM AFTER THE STORM
Tampa Bay has lost four straight following a five-game winning streak after its 3-2 loss to New Jersey.

SPEAKING
``My philosophy has always been if we score one more than them, we have a good chance of winning,'' - New York Islanders coach Ted Nolan after Saturday night's 2-1 win over Boston.
 

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