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Wednesday, 19 December 2007 01:46
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Colorado at Anaheim (10 p.m. EST). The Avalanche meet the Stanley Cup champions for the first of four times this season.

STARS
Tuesday
-Markus Naslund and Roberto Luongo, Canucks. Naslund scored twice and Luongo stopped all 31 shots he faced in Vancouver's 5-0 win over New Jersey.
-Scott Gomez, Rangers, had two goals in New York's 4-0 win over Pittsburgh.
-Jason Spezza, Senators, scored a pair of goals to lead Ottawa past Boston 3-2.
-Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames, made 36 saves to help Calgary defeat Columbus 3-1.
-Scott Walker, Hurricanes, deflected in a power-play goal with 32.6 seconds left in overtime and Carolina rallied for a 3-2 win over Toronto.
-Peter Mueller, Coyotes, scored at 6:25 of the third period to break a tie and help Phoenix defeat Philadelphia 3-2.
-Sergei Zubov, Stars, had the only goal of the shootout to give Dallas a 2-1 win at Edmonton.

MEMORABLE MILESTONE
Minnesota scored three unanswered goals in the third period and gave coach Jacques Lemaire a victory in his 1,000th career game, 3-2 over Nashville on Tuesday night.

ROAD WARRIORS
Calgary wrapped up a perfect six-game road trip with a 3-1 win in Columbus on Tuesday night and is one win shy of tying the franchise's longest road winning streak of seven, set in 1988. It's the team's longest winning streak away from home in nearly four years. ... Phoenix improved to 4-1 on its six-game road trip after Tuesday night's 3-2 win at Philadelphia. The swing concludes at San Jose on Thursday night.

HEALTHY ENOUGH
Markus Naslund overcame the flu to score twice and Roberto Luongo returned from a rib injury to make 31 saves and Vancouver beat New Jersey 5-0 on Tuesday night. Luongo had been out since Dec. 8 because of his injury, while Naslund missed practice on Monday with his sickness.

CAUGHT IN A STORM
Carolina scored twice in the final 1:35 of regulation and a power-play goal in the final minute of overtime to stun Toronto 3-2 on Tuesday night. It was the Maple Leafs' seventh overtime loss of the season, most in the NHL.

STREAKS
Jarome Iginla scored for the fifth straight game to help Calgary defeat Columbus 3-1. ... Ottawa has a six-game winning streak after holding off Boston 3-2. The run started after the Senators lost a season-high seven consecutive games.

GOING EXTRA
Edmonton set an NHL record by competing in its fourth straight shootout, but lost to Dallas 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Oilers, who had won the first three, lost for just the second time in their 12 shootout appearances.

SHARK FISHING
Anaheim beat San Jose for the third time in four meetings this season, 2-0 on Tuesday night.

TROUBLE IN TAMPA
Tampa Bay has dropped three straight and five of six and fell to 3-12-1 on the road this season after a 6-2 defeat at Atlanta on Tuesday night.

ON THE PROWL
Florida won for the fourth time in six games (4-1-1) after holding off Montreal 3-2 on Tuesday night.

POWERLESS PENGUINS
Pittsburgh was limited to just five shots through the first two periods and 18 total in Tuesday night's 4-0 loss to the New York Rangers.

GROUNDED FLYERS
Philadelphia's losing streak reached a season-long four games after a 3-2 defeat to Phoenix on Tuesday night. The Flyers have also lost eight of their past nine games at home (1-6-2) since opening the season 6-0 in Philadelphia.

WE MEET AGAIN
New York Islanders forward Chris Simon met with league disciplinarian Colin Campbell on Tuesday to discuss his latest penalty for attempting to injure an opponent. Simon took a paid leave from the Islanders on Monday, agreeing with the team that he needed time away from hockey after he stomped on Pittsburgh forward Jarkko Ruutu during a 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Saturday.

TRADE
Philadelphia acquired defenseman Jim Vandermeer from Chicago on Tuesday night for rugged left wing Ben Eager.

SPEAKING
``It's one of the most enjoyable little stretches I've been on since being here.'' - Jarome Iginla after Calgary finished a 6-0 road trip with a 3-1 win at Columbus.
 

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