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Saturday, 08 December 2007 02:00
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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, Dec. 8
N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay (7:30 p.m. EST). The Islanders have lost five in a row and haven't scored more than three goals in 17 straight contests.

STARS
Friday
-Henrik Zetterberg, Red Wings, recorded his second career three-goal game in Detroit's 5-0 win over Minnesota.
-Evgeni Nabokov and Milan Michalek, Sharks. Nabokov made 27 saves and Michalek scored with 15 seconds left in the second period to lead San Jose past Phoenix 1-0.
-Brad Boyes, Blues, had two goals in St. Louis' 4-3 win at Edmonton.
-Jose Theodore and Milan Hejduk, Avalanche. Theodore made 28 saves, Hejduk scored his 99th career power-play goal and Colorado edged Philadelphia 2-1.

MAKE IT NINE
New Jersey pushed its winning streak to nine games, matching the third-best in team history, with a 3-2 win over Washington on Friday night. The Devils are two wins away from tying their second-best streak and four from matching the record.

NEW YUCH, NEW YUCH
The New York Islanders lost their fifth straight game Friday night, 3-0 to Florida. The Islanders have failed to score more than three goals in each of their last 17 games, including two shutouts in December. ... The New York Rangers lost for the second straight night and third consecutive time overall with their 4-2 defeat at Atlanta. They have been outscored 14-4 during the slump.

FLYING WINGS
Detroit extended its winning streak to five games with Friday night's 5-0 win over Minnesota and has collected points in eight of the last nine contests since its three-game losing streak.

NO-NO-NO NABOKOV
San Jose's Evgeni Nabokov shut out Phoenix for the third straight time, making 27 saves in a 1-0 win over Phoenix on Friday night. The Sharks have won all four meetings between the teams this season.

SWEET MUSIC
St. Louis is 9-2-1 in its last 12 games after holding off Edmonton 4-3 on Friday night. The Blues moved past Columbus for sole possession of second place in the Central Division.

MAGIC LEGWAND
Nashville forward David Legwand has signed a six-year, $27 million contract extension through the 2014-15 season. Legwand holds franchise records with 304 points, 113 goals, 28 game-winning goals, 10 overtime points and 15 multiple-goal games.

SPEAKING
``He came to me right away when he hit me. And before we fought and after we fought he was apologizing. It was a pretty standup move; I respect what he did. You don't want to see anyone get hit from behind, let alone yourself.'' - Florida defenseman Bryan Allen on a hard check by New York Islanders captain Bill Guerin on Thursday night.
 

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