Date: October 27, 2009

Elias Says...

By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
Special to ESPN.com

NFL

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Jackson

JACKSON SCORES TWO LONG ONES

DeSean Jackson scored touchdowns on a 67-yard run and a 57-yard passing play on Monday. He joins the Titans' Chris Johnson as NFL players with touchdowns of 50 or more yards on both a run and a catch in one game this season. Over the 22 seasons from 1987 to 2008 only one player, Clinton Portis, had touchdowns of 50-plus yards on both a run and a catch in one game.

Prior to Jackson, only one Eagles player had done that: Bosh Pritchard against the Redskins in 1949.

Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

D.C. FANS BETTER OFF AT RFK TO SEE THE HOME TEAM SCORE

The Redskins scored two touchdowns Monday and they have scored only seven touchdowns in their last eight home games. By way of comparison, D.C. United scored nine goals in their final eight home games this season.

Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles

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Gaborik

GABORIK SCORES 10TH FOR RANGERS

Marion Gaborik scored his 9th and 10th goals for the Rangers on Monday in his 12th game for the team. Over the last 20 years only three other players have reached 10 goals for the Rangers in as few games as Gaborik: Mike Gartner (9 games in 1990), Pavel Bure (10 games in 2002) and Brendan Shanahan (11 games in 2006).

Gaborik, who signed with the Rangers as a free agent this past summer, reached double-figures in goals this season in fewer games than in any of the eight seasons he played with the Minnesota Wild. His quickest season to 10 goals for Minnesota was 13 games in 2002-03.

New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes

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Hamrlik

HAMRLIK SCORES THE OT GAME-WINNER FOR MONTREAL

Roman Hamrlik's goal 1:32 into overtime gave the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Islanders on Monday night. It was Montreal's second straight overtime win -- they beat the Rangers in OT on Saturday -- and their league-high fourth extra-time win this season. The Canadiens' four overtime wins this month are twice as many as they recorded in any previous calendar month since the NHL instituted the 5:00 overtime format in 1983.

Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders

ISLANDERS GIVING FANS MORE HOCKEY

The Islanders have gone to overtime six times in their first 10 games this season, including Monday. Since 1983-84, the first season of the current five-minute overtime period, only three other teams have gone to OT in at least six of their first 10 games of a season: 1986-87 Rangers (7 times), 1995-96 Kings and 2000-01 Panthers.

New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens

MINNESOTA ISN'T WILD ABOUT ROAD GAMES

The Wild have won all three of their home games this season but they're 0-8-0 on the road following their 3-1 loss in Chicago on Monday night. Minnesota is the first NHL team to begin a season with an eight-game road losing streak since Pittsburgh did that in 1996-97.

Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks

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Hiller

MY NAME IS JONAS

Yes, Weezer fans, the Toronto vs. Anaheim game on Monday was the first in NHL history in which each starting goaltender was named Jonas (Gustavsson for Toronto, Hiller for Anaheim).

Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs


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