1/23/97 -- 10:00 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 ^Wednesday

- Owen Nolan, Sharks, had two goals and two assists in San Jose's 7-2 victory over Los Angeles.

- Jason Dawe, Sabres, scored two goals to help Buffalo's 6-1 victory over Montreal.

- Derek King, Islanders, had two goals and an assist in an 8-1 rout of Edmonton.

- Brian Leetch, Rangers, had two goals, including the game-winner with 37 seconds left, and an assist as New York defeated Washington 5-3.

^SAVES

Hartford's Sean Burke made 40 saves in Wednesday night's 2-1 overtime victory over Florida. ... Guy Hebert made 41 saves Wednesday night in Anaheim's 3-1 victory over New Jersey

^SETTING UP

Doug Gilmour had five assists Wednesday night in Toronto's 5-3 win over Calgary.

^SHORTHANDED

Jason Dawe's shorthanded goal in the first period of Buffalo's 6-1 win over Montreal was the Sabres' fifth in six games.

^STARTING SLOW

Anaheim's Guy Hebert allowed a goal to New Jersey's Brian Rolston just 18 seconds into Wednesday night's game, but shut out the Devils the following 59:42 as the Mighty Ducks went on to a 3-1 victory.

^STREAKS

Buffalo's 6-1 victory over the Canadiens on Wednesday night extended its winning streak to four games and improved its undefeated string to 7-0-1 at home.

^SNAPPED

Toronto's 5-3 win over Calgary was the Maple Leafs' first victory of 1997 and snapped their seven-game losing streak.

^SCORING

Anaheim's Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist in Wednesday night's 3-1 victory over the Devils, giving him 400 points in 304 NHL games.

^SHOTS

San Jose had 24 shots on goal in the first period of Wednesday night's 7-2 victory over Los Angeles, tying a team record set March 28, 1995, in the third period against Winnipeg. For the game, the Sharks outshot Los Angeles 45-24.

^SCOUTING

John LeBlanc had three goals and Lee Davidson recorded five assists in Fort Wayne's 5-4 victory over Grand Rapids in IHL action Wednesday night.

^SPEAKING

``This was the worst game for us. This is a team we're fighting for a playoff spot with, and we skated like we didn't care. There was absolutely no commitment out there at all.'' - Kings coach Larry Robinson after Wednesday night's 7-2 loss to San Jose.

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