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January 5, 2004

Tampa Bay at Ottawa (7:30 p.m. EST). The Senators look to stretch their season-high unbeaten streak to 10 games when they host the Lightning.

STARS

Sunday

_ Brian Boucher, Coyotes, made 26 saves for his third straight shutout as Phoenix defeated Carolina 3-0.

_ Michael Ryder, Canadiens, scored two goals and set up another in Montreal’s 4-1 win over Washington.

_ Ethan Moreau, Oilers, snapped a tie 55 seconds into the third period as Edmonton rallied for a 4-3 win at Chicago.

ON THE PROWL

Phoenix won its third consecutive game and has earned at least a point in nine straight after a 3-0 win at Carolina on Sunday. The Coyotes are just four points behind San Jose for first place in the Pacific Division.

SNAPPED

Minnesota had its franchise-record seven-game road unbeaten streak stopped with a 3-1 loss to Colorado on Sunday night. The Wild are 1-8-2 in 11 regular-season games at Denver, with the lone victory coming on Dec. 18.

STILL WAITING

Washington is 0-5-1 in its last six games after a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Sunday night. The Capitals failed in their sixth attempt for the 1,000th regular-season win in team history.

SLUMPING

Chicago blew a two-goal lead and fell to 4-15-4-4 in its last 27 games after Sunday night’s 4-3 loss to Edmonton.

SPEAKING

``Right now, the puck looks like a beach ball to him.″ _ Phoenix coach Bob Francis on goaltender Brian Boucher, who recorded his third straight shutout Sunday.

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