1/24/97 -- 3:27 AM

Hockey Today


^SCOREBOARD ^Friday, Jan. 24

Dallas at Washington (7:30 p.m. EST). A matchup featuring the Central Division-leading Stars, 8-3-2 in their last 13 road games, facing the Capitals, 5-1-1 at home since Dec. 6.

^STARS ^Thursday

- Radek Dvorak, Panthers, had two goals and an assist to lead Florida to a 4-1 win over Boston.

- Brett Hull, Blues, scored his second goal of the game with 1:14 to play as St. Louis edged Vancouver 4-3.

- Cliff Ronning, Coyotes, scored two goals and added an assist in a 6 3 victory over Anaheim.

^SNAPPED

Pittsburgh rookie goalie Patrick Lalime lost for the first time in 17 NHL starts as Colorado defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime Thursday night. His 14-0-2 record was the best start to a career for an NHL goalie.

^SETTING UP

Oleg Tverdovsky had four assists for Phoenix as the Coyotes defeated Anaheim 6-3 Thursday night.

^SENDING 'EM HOME

Valeri Kamensky scored at 3:55 of overtime as the Colorado Avalanche ended Pittsburgh's 14-game unbeaten streak Thursday night and goaltender Patrick Lalime's 17-game unbeaten streak with a 4-3 win.

^SUPERB IN DEFEAT

Anaheim's Paul Kariya accounted for all of the Mighty Ducks' scoring as he recorded his second career hat trick in a 6-3 loss to Phoenix on Thursday night.

^SURGE

After falling behind Colorado 3-0 Thursday night, Pittsburgh rallied for three goals in the third period to send the game into overtime, before losing to the Avalanche 4-3.

^SLUMPING

Boston has lost six of its last eight and three straight at home, including a 4-1 loss to Florida on Thursday night.

^SPECIAL TEAMS

Phoenix scored on 3 of 5 power-play opportunities in a 6-3 victory Thursday night over Anaheim, the worst road penalty-killing unit in the league.

^SCOUTING

Paul DiPietro's second goal of the game, at 14:58 of the third period, pushed the Cincinnati Cyclones past the Orlando Solar Bears 5-4 Thursday night in International Hockey League action.

^SPEAKING

``I was sorry the streak had to end but I knew it had to end sometime. We'll just have to start a new streak.'' - Pittsburgh goalie Patrick Lalime after his 17-game unbeaten streak and the Penguins' 14-game unbeaten streak were snapped with a 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado.

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