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Avalanche's Hejduk, Smyth hit 300 goals

Associated Press / January 19, 2009
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Ryan Smyth and Milan Hejduk scored their 300th career goals in the Colorado Avalanche's 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames last night in Denver, becoming just the second set of players in NHL history to reach the milestone in the same game.

Marek Svatos, Chris Stewart, Ruslan Salei, and Cody McLeod also scored to help the Avalanche beat Northwest-leading Calgary for the first time in five games this season.

Michael Cammalleri and Rene Bourque scored for the fatigued Flames, coming off a Saturday night home loss to Phoenix. It's the first time the team has dropped two straight in regulation since early November.

Peter Budaj stopped 38 shots to snap a personal four-game skid.

Smyth had a shorthanded goal in the second period, followed by Hejduk's power-play goal 4:44 later.

The boisterous crowd gave each player a rousing ovation for their feat.

Smyth also added two assists, and Hejduk had one.

Penguins 3, Rangers 0 - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots, Petr Sykora had a goal and an assist, and Sidney Crosby returned to lead host Pittsburgh.

Fleury posted his second shutout of the season and 13th of his career, while Chris Minard and Tyler Kennedy added goal for Pittsburgh.

The Penguins have won three of their last four games and moved back into playoff position in the Eastern Conference.

Crosby was back in the lineup after sitting out Friday's game with an apparent knee injury. He missed a penalty shot early in the second period and saw his five-game scoring streak end.

The Rangers' three-game winning streak ended as they were shut out for the third time this season.

Blue Jackets 6, Canucks 5 - Rick Nash had a goal and two assists in regulation and scored the winning shootout goal to lift Columbus over host Vancouver.

Jason Williams also scored in regulation and the shootout as the Blue Jackets overcame a two-goal deficit late in the second period, and then recovered after blowing a two-goal lead of their own early in the third.

Oilers 6, Coyotes 3 - Ethan Moreau scored three goals to help host Edmonton beat Phoenix and cap a festive night that featured the retirement of Hall of Famer Glenn Anderson's No. 9 jersey.

Moreau completed his hat trick with an empty-net goal in the final second. Ales Hemsky added two goals, Dustin Penner also scored, and Dwayne Roloson made 25 saves.

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