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ROMO'S PASSING YARDS ARE THIRD-MOST THROUGH 75 STARTS
From Elias: Tony Romo, making his 75th career start, threw for 249 passing yards in the Cowboys' 31-15 victory. Romo's 20,283 passing yards in his starts are the third-most for any player in NFL history through his first 75 starts, behind Dan Marino (20,492) and Kurt Warner (20,305).
FAST START FOR COWBOYS AND ROMO
From Elias: Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes and added a TD run to give the Cowboys a 28-0 lead through two quarters in Tampa on Saturday night. It was the second-largest halftime lead for Dallas in any road game in franchise history, behind only a 31-0 advantage at Washington in 1994. Romo became the first quarterback in Cowboys history to throw for three touchdowns and run for another in the first half of a game.
TIM THOMAS SETS AN NHL RECORD
From Elias: Tim Thomas posted his fourth shutout of the season when the Bruins humbled the Flyers, 6-0, in Philadelphia. All four of his shutouts have come on the road and three have been wins by at least a six-goal margin: 7-0 at Toronto on November 5, 6-0 over the Islanders in Uniondale on November 19, and Saturday's 6-0 victory in Philly. Thomas is the first goaltender in NHL history to record three road shutouts by margins of six goals or more in one season.
RICHARDS SCORES GAME-WINNER JUST BEFORE THE BUZZER SOUNDS
From Elias: Brad Richards' goal with one-tenth of a second remaining in the third period earned the Rangers a 3-2 win at Phoenix. He was the first NHL player to score a game-winning goal at the 19:59 mark of the third period since Carolina's Ray Whitney on Oct. 13, 2006 at Atlanta. Richards was the first Rangers player to score a game-winner in the last second of the third period since Dean Prentice on Nov. 16, 1960 against the Bruins at the "old" Madison Square Garden.
STAMKOS IS FIRST NHL PLAYER TO SCORE 20 GOALS ONCE AGAIN
From Elias: Steven Stamkos became the first NHL player to reach the 20-goal mark this season when he scored to give the Lightning a 3-1 lead in the second period of their game at Columbus on Saturday. Stamkos was also the first player to score 20 goals last season, doing so on November 22. He's the first NHL player to win the "first to 20" race in each of two consecutive seasons since Jaromir Jagr did that for three straight seasons: 1994-95, 1995-96 and 1996-97.
MALKIN: FOURTH FIVE-POINT GAME OF NHL CAREER
From Elias: Evgeni Malkin recorded three goals and two assists in the Penguins' 8-3 win over the Sabres. It was the fourth five-point game for Malkin in his six seasons in the NHL. That ties him with Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Eric Staal for the most games with five or more points since the start of the 2006-07 season.
ELIAS BECOMES DEVILS' ALL-TIME GOALS LEADER
From Elias: Patrik Elias became the leading goal scorer in Devils franchise history (including the club's years as the Kansas City Scouts and Colorado Rockies) when he scored the second of his two goals in New Jersey's 5-3 win at Montreal. Elias' first goal tied him with John MacLean for the team record at 347 goals, and his second tally, #348, gave him sole possession of the club mark. Seven other active NHL players are the all-time goal-scoring leader for their current teams: Teemu Selanne (Ducks), Jarome Iginla (Flames), Rick Nash (Blue Jackets), David Legwand (Predators), Daniel Alfredsson (Senators), Patrick Marleau (Sharks) and Vincent Lecavalier (Lightning).
TWO-GOAL GAME FOR DETROIT ROOKIE
From Elias: Rookie Cory Emmerton scored two goals for the Red Wings in their 8-2 win over the Kings on Saturday. It was only the third multiple-goal game by a Detroit rookie over the last eight seasons. The others were two-goal games by Jiri Hudler (March 14, 2007 vs. Nashville) and Justin Abdelkader (Nov. 11, 2009 at Columbus).
SECOND CAREER THREE-POINT GAME FOR ZACH BOGOSIAN
From Elias: Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian matched his single-game career high with three points (one goal, two assists) in Winnipeg's 5-3 win against the Ducks. The New York State native scored three points once before, in a 7-6 Atlanta Thrashers win at Los Angeles in February 2009. Six different defensemen have recorded three or more points in a game for the Thrashers/Jets franchise over the last six seasons and all of them were born either in the U.S.A. (Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, Ron Hainsey) or Europe (Tobias Enstrom, Niclas Havelid, Alexei Zhitnik).
RINNE IS STELLAR AGAIN WHEN FACING 40-PLUS SHOTS
From Elias: Pekka Rinne and the Predators beat the Blues 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday. Rinne stopped 39 of St. Louis' 40 shots on goal in regulation time and overtime, and the Blues failed to score on their three shootout attempts against him. Rinne lost the first four games of his NHL career in which he faced 40 or more shots on goal but he's 9-0-3 in 12 such games since then, including a 3-0-1 mark this season.
ERIK JOHNSON SETS UP ONE GOAL AND SCORES ANOTHER
From Elias: The Avalanche edged the Capitals 2-1 with goals from two very unlikely sources, Cody McLeod and Erik Johnson, who each recorded their first goal of the season. Johnson also assisted on McLeod's goal. It was only the third time in the four-year veteran defenseman's NHL career that he registered a goal and an assist in the same game. Johnson's previous two games with a goal and an assist were both for St. Louis in the 2009-10 season.
ANDREW MacDONALD IS WILD ABOUT PLAYING MINNESOTA
From Elias: The Islanders beat the Wild in a shootout at Xcel Energy Center after the clubs played to a 1-1 standoff for 65 minutes. Defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored the Islanders' goal midway through the second period. MacDonald has scored only two goals this season but they've both come against Minnesota. In fact, MacDonald has three goals in four career games versus the Wild but only four goals in 128 games against the rest of the NHL.
CANUCKS AVOID THREE-GAME WINLESS STREAK
From Elias: The Canucks ended their two-game winless streak with a 5-3 victory at Toronto on Saturday. That enabled Vancouver to maintain its status as one of three NHL teams without a winless streak of three or more games this season. The others are Philadelphia and St. Louis.