Niedermayer Leads Ducks 4-2 Over Stars
Coyotes topple division-leading Sharks, Kings lord it over Oilers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2008 4:14 AM CST
San Jose Sharks' Evgeni Nabokov, left, of Kazakhstan, and Matt Carle (18), react to a Phoenix Coyotes goal by Mathias Tjarnqvist in the second period of their NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Anaheim's play against Dallas last night looked nothing like its embarrassing losses from earlier this season, and the reason is obvious: Scott Niedermayer. The returned vet had two goals and an assist and drew key penalties in the Ducks' 4-2 defeat of the Stars, reports the Dallas Morning News. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Phoenix captain Shane Doan matched Niedermayer's feats, and Ed Jovanovski had three assists and a goal in the Coyotes' 5-3 victory over San Jose.
  • Patrick O'Sullivan spoiled Edmonton's chance to sweep a five-game homestand by contributing a goal and an assist to Los Angeles' 3-1 win.