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PHILADELPHIA -- C Peter Forsberg needs one assist to reach 600.

On Monday, Flyers players, coaches and front office employees treated 140 members of the Flyers Fan Club to dinner and entertainment for their continued support of the organization

On Wednesday, over 350 local amateur hockey coaches score advanced coaching techniques and drills during an interactive seminar led by the Flyers’ coaching staff.


PHOENIX -- The Coyotes recorded a season-high seven-game winning streak (Dec. 28, 2006 - Jan. 9, 2007) that came to an end with a 5-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 11.

The streak tied for the third-longest in franchise history. The Coyotes were just two games shy of their franchise-record nine-game winning streak set on Mar. 8-27, 1985 by the Winnipeg Jets.

The team has won six straight on the road to match the team's longest road winning streak since it moved to Phoenix.

The Coyotes have posted a record of 17-13-2 with C Yanic Perreault in the lineup compared to 3-9-0 before his signing.

ST. LOUIS -- RW Bill Guerin is four points shy of 700 for his career.

Since returning from injury on Dec. 16, G Manny Legace has started 15 consecutive games, posting a 9-2-3 record, a .902 save percentage along with a 2.06 goals-against average.

Head Coach Andy Murray, 9-4-4 since taking over behind the Blues' bench, is expected to coach in his 500th NHL game on Jan. 20 at San Jose.

SAN JOSE -- C Patrick Marleau has scored three of the Sharks’ last six game-winning goals.

The Sharks have posted at least one power-play goal in seven consecutive games. They have 19 goals in the past 37 advantages, an efficiency rate of 51.4%, and lead the League in that department (26.8% for the season).

RW Jonathan Cheechoo is currently on a seven-game point streak. In that span, the reigning Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner has posted 11 points (5-6--11).

TAMPA BAY -- The Lightning extended their longest winning streak of the season to five games with a 4-3 win at NY Islanders Monday.

The Lightning Foundation, along with the wife of Lightning Head Coach John Tortorella, Christine Tortorella, introduced her new book, “Hey, Coach!” sponsored by University Community Hospital. The first 2,000 books in print are being donated to school children in the Hillsborough County Schools. Tortorella’s book teaches life lessons to children.

TORONTO -- The Maple Leafs present Melt the Ice, an online auction event featuring Toronto Maple Leafs memorabilia and a one-of-a-kind, themed and autographed Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Bidding started January 12 at auctions.nhl.com and closes January 22, 2007. All proceeds from this auction event go to SickKids Foundation and the highest priority needs at The Hospital for Sick Children.

C Mats Sundin surpassed Dave Keon for third in Maple Leafs all-time assists with his first assist of the game and the 494th of his Maple Leafs career on Jan. 11 at Buffalo. Sundin ranks second in Maple Leafs all-time goals (379), third in assists (495) and second in points (874).

VANCOUVER -- The Canucks, on a four-game road streak, will round out the week in Eastern Canada and Buffalo. The Canucks are 4-1-0 versus the East this season and were 9-1-0 against the East in 2005-06. The Canucks have outscored Eastern opponents 17-11 this season.

On Feb. 2, the Canucks and the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund, with the assistance of BC Hockey and the TEAM 1040, are offering a unique opportunity for 44 adult recreational players to improve their hockey skills and learn from several legends of the game. All net proceeds from the skills camp will go directly to hockey registration fees for children in need in British Columbia through local chapters of KidSport.
 

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ANAHEIM -- The Ducks have sold out seven of the past eight home games at Honda Center, where attendance has risen more than 13% since last season.

Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer, whose franchise-best eight-game assist streak ended Saturday against Colorado, has played over 34 minutes in two of the past three games.

CALGARY -- G Miikka Kiprusoff has 19 career shutouts with the Flames, one short of tying the franchise record set by Dan Bouchard

The Flames will host the 2nd Annual Ambassadors Poker Night at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino on Jan. 31. Last year's event raised over $100,000 for charity.

CAROLINA -- The Hurricanes defense continues to be battered by injuries: Glen Wesley is day-to-day with a lower-body injury; Tim Gleason (broken foot) and Bret Hedican (finger surgery) also continue to recover from injury, while Frantisek Kaberle, out since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, continues to practice with the team.

Coach Peter Laviolette will speak at a Raleigh Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Friday

LW Ray Whitney continued his stellar season with two assists in the Hurricanes' 4-1 victory at Toronto on Jan. 9 and goals in each of Carolina's home games against Florida and Atlanta.

CHICAGO -- Sunday night against Minnesota, the average age of defensemen in the Blackhawks’ lineup was 22 years, 88 days.

Wednesday, forward Rene Bourque and defenseman James Wisniewski will visit Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago

Also Wednesday, the Blackhawk coaches will host their annual clinic for youth hockey coaches.

COLORADO -- Joe Sakic is one goal shy of reaching the 20-goal mark for the 17th time in 18 NHL seasons. The only time he missed the mark was during the abbreviated 1994-95 campaign, when he notched 19 goals in 47 games.

The Avs’ next sellout crowd will be the 500th since the team moved to Denver in 1995. Included in this run was a streak of 487 sellouts, the longest recorded streak in NHL history. The Avs return to Pepsi Center Wednesday.

COLUMBUS -- LW Rick Nash is the first player in Blue Jackets history to be selected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game multiple times (2004, 2007) -- Ray Whitney (2003), Espen Knutsen (2002).

RW Anson Carter is two goals shy of 200 in his NHL career (198-215--413 in 648 games).

D Ron Hainsey has registered 2-6--8 in his past 12 games to bring his season totals to 5-16--21. The figures represent career highs in all three categories . . . RW David Vyborny has 3-5--8 in his past 10 games .

Only four players have played in all 45 Blue Jackets games this season: Hainsey, Vyborny, LW Jason Chimera and C Manny Malhotra.

DALLAS -- With a goal in each of three games last week, LW Niklas Hagman is on a career-high goal streak. Through his 46 games played this season, he already has tied his career-high 10 goals set in 2001-02 and in 2003-04 with Florida.

EDMONTON -- Following a game tonight at Minnesota, the Oilers will play eight of their next 10 games (Jan. 18-Feb. 11) at Rexall Place.

D Ladislav Smid becomes the sixth Oiler selected to the NHL YoungStars Game.

After playing only three overtime games in their first 39 games, the Oilers have played three in their last six games (Jan.4-13).

The Oilers had three rookies on defence in their 3-2 win at San Jose Jan. 10. The trio -- Jan Hejda (15), Mathieu Roy (4) & Tom Gilbert (1) -- had a total of 20 NHL regular-season games played.

FLORIDA -- C Olli Jokinen has five goals and one assist in his last three games, while C Stephen Weiss also has six points (4-2--6) in his last three games played, including his first NHL hat trick on Jan. 13 vs. Washington.

The Panthers will play the 1,000th game in franchise history tonight when they host the Carolina Hurricanes.

MINNESOTA -- Wild G Manny Fernandez looks to extend his three-game winning streak tonight after helping lead the team to three road victories last week. Fernandez has stopped 94 of the past 101 shots and had a 2.27 goals-against-average last week. After stopping all three shootout attempts in a win against Chicago Sunday, Fernandez moved to 11-3 in shootouts for his career.

“Hockey Day Minnesota,” presented by McDonald's, will take place Saturday. The first-of-its-kind U.S. television event will feature 11 consecutive hours of hockey-related coverage on FSN North and will be anchored live from a studio desk at Xcel Energy Center. Included in the live coverage will be a Minnesota High School game played outdoors, the U. of Minnesota vs. Denver U. at Mariucci Arena and the Wild's game that night against the Dallas Stars. Special hockey-related features, produced by the Minnesota Wild and FSN will air between games.

RW Marian Gaborik, who returned Jan. 7 from a groin injury that forced him to miss 34 games, has 9-3--12 in 12 games and Minnesota has won nine of those games.

NASHVILLE -- The Predators have won five straight and are 13-3-0 in last 16, outscoring opponents by 56-32.

The Predators' 2-0 victory over Columbus Saturday night was the team’s seventh shutout of season, most in franchise history.

The Predators, who have compiled a 16-8-0 road record, are one win from matching last year’s road win total (17-17-7) and two wins from matching franchise record for road wins in a season (18).

J.P. Dumont enters the week on a six-game point streak with a goal and seven assists in those six games.

NEW JERSEY -- Last Wednesday's contest against St. Louis marked the Devils’ final contest of the season against Western Conference opposition. The club is one of two NHL squads (Anaheim is the other) to have completed its entire inter-conference schedule.

During tonight’s game against the NY Rangers, Devils Chairman/Managing Partner Jeff Vanderbeek and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker will present a check to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund. The team hosted the Greater Newark Holiday Fund over select dates during the months of December and January. The fund helps bring the joy of the holiday season to families who may not be fortunate enough to enjoy them.

Martin Brodeur picked up a 2-1 overtime victory against the NY Islanders on Saturday, January 13. The victory tied Brodeur with Patrick Roy’s NHL record of 44 career OT wins.

NY RANGERS -- C Michael Nylander enters tonight's contest against the Devils riding a seven-game point scoring streak (3-8--11).

LW Martin Straka has produced 6-3--9 over the past five games.

OTTAWA -- The Senators are 9-1-1 record in their past 11 games and have four victories in the past five at home.

The Senators scored 25 goals in winning all four games last week. They were led offensively by the line of Daniel Alfredsson (4-8--12), Dany Heatley (5-6--11) and Chris Kelly (3-7--10). The threesome combined to produce 33 points and a +34 rating over the four games.

As part of the “Scotiabank Read To Succeed” literacy initiative, D Tom Preissing will visit St. Augustine School to read to a winning class of students. “Read To Succeed” helps elementary school teachers motivate their students to read daily.
 
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