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Welcome to Hockey Happenings...the part of my web page where I try to cram as much hockey happenings around the NHL as I can possibly fit on one page. Check out the page for up-to-date news, blockbuster trades, All Star Weekend News, Injury reports and League Scoring Leader updates. Whew! Sounds like a lot of information to process...but I'll do my best.



NHL Late Breaking News
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Bure Leads World All Stars Past North Americans
TORONTO (Reuters) - Russian Rocket Pavel Bure scored a hat trick and added an assist as the World Stars trounced the North American Stars 9-4 in the 50th NHL All-Star game on Sunday.

Bure of the Florida Panthers was named the game's Most Valuable Player, capping a night that saw him lineup alongside his brother Valeri of the Calgary Flames for the first time since the two played together on the Russian Red Army Team.

"I think that's why I got the MVP because my brother was playing with me and he set me up twice and he just was great tonight," said Pavel Bure, who leads the NHL with 37 goals, of his younger brother. "It's was a special night for me."

Valeri Bure set up his brother's first two goals against New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur in the second period, giving the World Team a 5-2 lead. Pavel Bure completed his hat trick midway through a four-goal third period onslaught for the World Stars.

The six points for the Bure brothers was one more than the previous All-Star Game record for siblings set by Maurice and Henri Richard of the Montreal Canadiens in 1958.

"Now I know what it's like to play the Bures," said Toronto's Pat Quinn, who was coach of the North Americans.

Quinn's squad was outshot by the World Stars 48 to 32 in the midseason showcase, which as usual lacked physical play, but was loaded with pretty passing and exciting scoring chances.

St. Louis Blues right wing Pavol Demitra scored the first goal of the game on hometown goalie Curtis Joseph of the Maple Leafs and added a second goal on New York Ranger Mike Richter at 8:52 of the third that gave the World Stars a 6-4 lead.

Bure burned Richter 39 seconds later to complete his hat trick and the rout was on.

Miroslav Satan of Buffalo and Ottawa's Radek Bonk completed the scoring for the World Stars.

"With this type of talent it might have looked easy but it wasn't," said World coach Scotty Bowman of Detroit.

"Pavel Bure was tremendous playing with his brother and (goalie) Tommy Salo kept us alive when the game was close in the second period."

Salo of the Edmonton Oilers stoned the North Americans on three breakaways in the second period, the last by Ray Whitney of the Panthers.

Whitney later exacted revenge on Salo, scoring with 2:52 left in the second period to bring the North Americans within one at 4-5. Tony Amonte of Chicago scored the other North American goal earlier in the second period.

But that would be as close as the Canadians and Americans would come against their European counterparts as Washington Capitals netminder Olaf Kolzig stopped all eight North American shots he faced in the third period.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Jaromir Jagr scored the second goal of the game midway through the first period, giving the World squad a 2-0 lead. Jagr also set up the final goal.

Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic scored the first goal for North America three minutes after Jagr's tally.

Toronto's Russian defenseman Dimitri Yushkevich beat Leafs teammate Joseph to restore the World's two-goal advantage, only to see Jeremy Roenick of Phoenix cut the deficit to one by beating World starter Roman Turek of St. Louis with just 30 seconds left in the first period.

"I was little frustrated by what happened," said Joseph, who faced a barrage of 20 shots in the first period.

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I was sent this photo of Jaromir Jagr from my friend, hAKIfan. I thought this was too funny and had to be displayed at least until training camps open and there is something to report. Well, I just can't take this down because I like it so much :-)
Doesn't Jags luc better as a girl?????


NHL Top Scoring Leaders

Through 31 January 2000
PlayerGoalsAssistsPoints
Jaromir Jagr364177
Mark Recchi194362
Owen Nolan322860
Pavel Bure352459
Jeremy Roenick243458
Pierre Turgeon235858
Paul Kariya302757
Tony Amonte232851
John LeClair262450
Steve Yzerman222850


NHL Top Goaltenders

Win/Loss/Tie Record Through 31 January 2000
PlayerWinLossTie
Martin Brodeur30105
Roman Turek25115
Curtis Joseph24116
Ed Belfour21144
Olaf Kolzig21148


Save Percentage Through 31 January 2000
PlayerSave Percentage
John Grahame.939
Jean-Sebastien Giguere.933
Sean Burke.932
Trevor Kidd.930
Manny Fernandez.929

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Updated 06 February 2000