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October 13, 2000

Washington at Nashville (8 p.m. EDT). Vezina Trophy winner Olaf Kolzig, recovering from knee surgery ahead of schedule, is aiming to start to earn the Capitals’ first win.

STARS

_ Manny Legace, Red Wings, stopped 23 shots for his first NHL shutout as Detroit routed Chicago 4-0.

_ Kevyn Adams, Blue Jackets, scored twice in Columbus’ first NHL win, 3-2 over Calgary.

_ Brad Stuart, Sharks, put in a late rebound goal, leading San Jose over Phoenix, 2-1.

_ Milan Hejduk, Avalanche, had two goals as Colorado stayed unbeaten with a 5-2 win against Vancouver.

SUPERB

Brett Hull, who scored twice in a 4-1 Dallas defeat of Philadelphia, leapfrogged over Mario Lemieux for eighth on the NHL career goal list with 614.

SHIRT SWAPPER

After being elected to Chicago’s 75th anniversary team and taking part in the ceremony Thursday night, former Blackhawk Chris Chelios then stifled his hometown pride, donned a Detroit jersey and helped the Red Wings silence the United Center in a 4-0 trouncing.

SALARY SQUEEZE

After pulling the Penguins from bankruptcy, Pittsburgh owner Mario Lemieux has trimmed the team payroll to $30.16 million from last year’s $31.5 million. Almost one-third, $9.48 million, is going to captain Jaromir Jagr whose contract Lemieux would like to extend so Jagr can end his distinguished career in Pittsburgh.

SIDELINED

Defenseman Vladimir Malakhov is out four weeks after spraining a knee ligament in his New York Rangers debut last weekend ... Dallas Stars center Shaun Van Allen is out indefinitely with back spasms.

SCOUTING

Joey Guenther and Brad Yeo scored two goals each to lead the Erie Otters to a 6-3 win over the Peterborough Petes in the OHL.

SPEAKING

``I don’t consider myself a great player. I can score goals, but I don’t look at myself at that level.″ _ Brett Hull on rising to eighth on the NHL career goal list with two more Thursday.

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