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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Saturday Night Recap

-Philadelphia 2, Boston 1 - The Philly victory was overshadowed by Philadelphia defenseman Randy Jones' hit-from-behind on Bruins' forward Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron was left motionless on the ice after being hit unsuspectingly into the end boards and was taken off by team doctors on a stretcher. Luckily for Bergeron he somehow only suffered a broken nose and a concussion and not something far more serious.

Columbus 2, San Jose 1 - San Jose has now lost back-to-back games against Detroit and Columbus after easily disposing of the Flames earlier on this week. On the other hand, the Blue Jackets are off to the best start in franchise history with a record of 6-3-1.

Toronto wins 4 - 1 versus the Rangers. The Rangers scoring powerhouse has now somehow only produced a paltry 2 goals in the past 4 games. In some positive Rangers' news, their stud netminder Henrik Lundqvist has been money in the bank having only allowed five goals in that span; the big guns for New York have to come around eventually, don't they?

Ottawa downs New Jersey 4 - 1. This was the first game in the Devils' new arena called the Prudential Center; however, the result was disappointing for Devils' fans as Mike Fisher scored twice for the Sens leading them to an easy 4-1 victory.

-Andrei Markov scored the first shootout goal for either team in the 8th round leading the Habs to a 4-3 shootout victory over Crosby and the Penguins. Of note, Pens' superstar Evegni Malkin recorded three assists in the contest.
Canadiens 4 - Penguins 3 (OT)

-Nashville won their second straight game as they defeated the Panthers 4 - 3. Both Panthers' forward Olli Jokinen and Predators' forward Radek Bonk had two goals apiece.

-Brad Boyes scored two goals, giving him eight on the season, as the Blues upended the Caps on Saturday night. Here is the final score:
Blues 4 - Capitals 3.

Atlanta defeated Chicago 3 - 2. Ilya Kovalchuk had three points.

-Brenden Morrow had 3 helpers in
Dallas' 5 - 3 win over Phoenix. Brendan Morrow has been healthy this year and has scored 10 points in 10 games.

The Hurricanes put the hurt on the Islanders 8 - 3. BEAST of the night Rod "the bod" Brind'Amour led the team in points with four and extended his point streak to nine games.

Buffalo defeated Tampa Bay in overtime 4 - 3. Thomas Vanek scored the overtime winner and Ryan Miller made 31 saves for the victory.

Los Angeles continued their win streak against Edmonton last night, defeating the Oilers by a score of 4 - 1. Jason LaBarbera has found his place as the Kings' starting goaltender; he has won his last four contests by allowing a combined total of four goals in those games. It also doesn't hurt that the Kings offense has been hot as of late scoring sixteen goals in those four game.

Tomorrow's Games (all times Eastern)
3:00pm MIN@COL
8:00pm EDM@ANA
10:30pm DET@VAN

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