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Avs, Panthers meet in battle of struggling clubs
Roberto Luongo
Roberto Luongo should get the start tonight in the third contest of a four-game road trip.
Denver, CO ( - Both the Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche try to pick up just their second victory of the season on Tuesday night as the struggling clubs meet at Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche have lost three in a row since securing their only win of the season on Oct. 13, while the Panthers failed on Saturday at an attempt for a second straight win.

Florida recorded a 1-0 win over Buffalo on Friday thanks to 26 saves by Roberto Luongo, but dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to Washington the following night.  Full Story

Jets grounded once again
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA ( - It's not even two weeks into the NHL season but the walls already are closing in on Paul Maurice and the Winnipeg Jets.

Maurice fielded one tough question after another about his 1-4 Jets at a Monday press conference before finally losing his cool and uttering a certain four-letter word.

When CBC reporter Jeff Hamilton told Winnipeg's head coach how Jets forward Blake Wheeler said it wasn't "the players' jobs to keep other teammates accountable," Maurice didn't raise his voice, but his harsh response revealed a frustrated man who is running out of answers.  Full Story

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