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November 23, 1998

San Jose at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST). Sharks goalie Mike Vernon is tied with Gump Worsley for ninth place on the career victories list with 335.

STARS

Sunday

_ John Vanbiesbrouck, Flyers, made 25 saves against his former Florida teammates in Philadelphia’s 2-1 overtime victory.

_ Bobby Holik, Devils, had a goal and an assist as New Jersey beat Carolina 5-2 to move into first place in the Atlantic Division.

STATS

Chicago needs one victory to become the last of the original six teams to reach the 2,000 mark. ... Anaheim has allowed only two power-play goals in 37 shorthanded situations in seven games.

STICKY SITUATION

Barry McKinlay of the United Hockey League’s Thunder Bay Thunder Cats was arrested Saturday following a game at Madison, Wis. McKinlay, charged with two counts of physical abuse of a child, threw his stick into the stands and struck two young girls.

SCOUTING

Scott Thomas had a goal and an assist and Christian Bronsard made 33 saves in Manitoba’s 5-2 victory over Cleveland in the IHL on Sunday.

SPEAKING

``It was somewhat of a homecoming, but I don’t want to put too much emphasis on it. If I did, then I’d put too much emotion into it.″ _ Philadelphia goalie John Vanbiesbrouck on his return to South Florida, where he played the past five seasons for the Panthers. He made 25 saves in Philadelphia’s 2-1 overtime victory Sunday night.

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