Modano Breaks Scoring Record in Stars' Win

Elsewhere in the West, Coyotes take Ducks, Avalanche beats Oilers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2007 1:26 AM CST
Dallas Stars center Mike Modano, center, is congratulated by teammate Philippe Boucher, right, after his second goal of the game against the San Jose Sharks in the first period of a NHL hockey game in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mike Modano's two goals last night helped his Dallas Stars lock in a 3-1 win against the San Jose Sharks, and gave Modano the title of top American-born scorer. Modano slipped his second goal of the game through the legs of Evgeny Nabakov to bring his career total to 511, reports the Dallas Morning News.  In other Western Conference games:

  • The Phoenix Coyotes needed all but 31 seconds of overtime to defeat the Anaheim Ducks, 6-5. Rookie Peter Mueller's hat trick helped tie it up in the third period.
  • Overtime wasn't enough for the Colorado Avalanche, who beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in a shootout.