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April 28, 2006

Dallas at Colorado (10 p.m. EDT). The Avalanche can complete a sweep of the second-seeded Stars with a victory.

STARS

Thursday

_ Sean O’Donnell, Mighty Ducks, scored 1:36 into overtime to give Anaheim a 3-2 victory over Calgary.

_ Patrick Marleau, Sharks, scored three goals for his third career postseason hat trick as San Jose edged Nashville 5-4.

_ Dany Heatley, Senators, had a goal and two assists in Ottawa’s 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.

STREAKING

Martin Havlat scored for the fourth straight game Thursday night, leading Ottawa to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

PLAYOFF PERFORMER

Nashville rookie defenseman Shea Weber scored his second goal of the postseason in the Predators’ 5-4 loss to San Jose on Thursday night, matching his total in 28 regular-season games.

DUCK HUNT

Calgary lost 3-2 to Anaheim in overtime on Thursday night, two nights after a 5-2 win. The Flames, who split the first four games of the best-of-seven series with the Mighty Ducks, haven’t won consecutive games in Anaheim since the 1995-96 season.

HURTING

Montreal captain Saku Koivu is out indefinitely after being accidentally hit with a stick near his left eye during a playoff loss to Carolina. The star center was injured Wednesday night when he was struck by the stick of Hurricanes forward Justin Williams during the Canadiens’ 2-1 overtime loss. Montreal leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.

SPEAKING

``It’s a different standard with those two. It seems like you get credited for having the courage to call everything.″ _ Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish on referees Marc Joannette and Dean Warren, who called 19 total penalties in the Oilers’ 4-2 loss to Detroit on Thursday night. The Red Wings scored three power-play goals.

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