Date: November 11, 2009

Elias Says...

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

NBA

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Wade

WADE DROPS 41 ON WASHINGTON

Dwyane Wade scored 41 points on Tuesday against Washington for his 26th career 40-point game and his fourth against the Wizards. That ties Wade's most 40-point games against any team; he also has four against Cleveland.

Washington Wizards, Miami Heat

WIZARDS HELD TO 27 IN 2ND HALF

Miami held the Wizards to 27 points in the second half on Tuesday, tying the third-lowest second-half points total in any game in Washington's history.

Washington Wizards, Miami Heat

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Arenas

LET'S SEE WHO REPORTS THIS AS A "DOUBLE-DOUBLE"

Gilbert Arenas was charged with 12 turnovers on Tuesday, tying the fourth-highest total since the NBA began recording turnovers for individuals in 1977. Arenas, who made only 7 of 20 field goals, is the sixth player with at least a dozen turnovers and 12 missed shots in one game, and he's the first to do it since Allen Iverson in 2005.

Washington Wizards, Miami Heat

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Noah

NOAH: BOUNDIN' AND ASTOUNDIN'

Joakim Noah had 21 rebounds on Tuesday giving him 87 in seven games this season. Since 1980 the only other Bulls players with that many rebounds in Chicago's first seven games of a season were Dennis Rodman (118 in 1996-97) and Charles Oakley (120 in 1987-88 and 96 in 1986-87).

Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets

PORTLAND FACING FAVORITE OPPONENTS THIS WEEK

The Trail Blazers defeated the Grizzlies on Tuesday, extending their winning streak against Memphis to eight games. The only team against which Portland has a longer current winning streak is their next opponent, Minnesota.

Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Dampier

DAMPIER: 20 REBOUNDS, PERFECT FROM FLOOR

Erick Dampier made all six of his field goals and collected 20 rebounds on Tuesday. Wilt Chamberlain had 11 games in which he took at least six shots, was perfect from the field and grabbed at least 20 rebounds. But Dampier's game was only the fifth in the NBA since the Big Dipper retired.

Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets

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Carter

WELCOME BACK CARTER

Vince Carter returned to the Magic on Tuesday after missing three games and he scored 15 points as a substitute. It was Carter's 781st NBA game, but only his eighth appearance off the bench.

Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats

NHL

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Iginla

IGINLA ALONE ON THE SCORESHEET

Jarome Iginla scored the only goal in Calgary's 1-0 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday. It was the third time Iginla has scored the only goal of a game. That's the highest total for any player in Flames history and it ties him for fifth-most among active players.

Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens

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Kiprusoff

KIPRUSOFF WINS 200TH FOR CALGARY

Miikka Kiprusoff's 1-0 shutout in Montreal was his 200th regular-season win for the Flames. Five other NHL goaltenders have won 200 or more games with their current team: Martin Brodeur (Devils), Chris Osgood (Red Wings), Evgeni Nabokov (Sharks), Marty Turco (Stars) and Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Ducks).

Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Anaheim Ducks

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Perron

PERRON'S FIRST CAREER HAT TRICK

David Perron recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career in the Blues' 6-1 win over the Canucks. Dating back to December 2000, the last ten regular-season hat tricks for St. Louis have been by ten different players: Michal Handzus, Cory Stillman, Pavol Demitra, Scott Mellanby, Doug Weight, Bill Guerin, Paul Kariya, B.J. Crombeen, David Backes and David Perron.

Perron, 21 years old, is the youngest player with a hat trick this season and he's the youngest Blues player to score three goals in one game in almost 23 years, since Cliff Ronning had three against the Minnesota North Stars on January 12, 1987.

St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks

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Thomas

BRUINS BLANK THE CHAMPS

Tim Thomas made 27 saves to backstop the Bruins to a 3-0 win over the Penguins. It was the first time that Boston shut out the defending Stanley Cup champion since Jan. 14, 1993, when the Bruins routed Pittsburgh, 7-0, at Boston Garden. The Bruins' goaltender that night was John Blue, playing only his fourth NHL game. It was the first, and, as it turned out, only shutout of Blue's three-year NHL career.

Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins

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Crosby

CROSBY'S DROUGHT CONTINUES

Sidney Crosby hasn't recorded a point in his last five games, the longest streak of his career without either a goal or an assist.

Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins

PENGUINS SHUT OUT FOR 2ND STRAIGHT GAME

The Penguins, who lost 5-0 at San Jose on Saturday, were shut out for the second straight game when they dropped a 3-0 decision in Boston. From 1956 to 2006, only three defending Stanley Cup champions were shut out in two consecutive games (the 1967-68 Maple Leafs, 1990-91 Oilers and 2001-02 Avalanche), but three of the last four Cup holders have suffered that ignominy: the 2006-07 Hurricanes, 2007-08 Ducks (twice) and this season's Penguins.

Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks

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Crosby

CROSBY'S DROUGHT CONTINUES

Sidney Crosby hasn't recorded a point in his last five games, the longest streak of his career without either a goal or an assist.

Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins

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Cheechoo

CHEECHOO ENDS GOAL DROUGHT

Jonathan Cheechoo scored his first goal of the season and broke a 15-game goal drought on Tuesday. Cheechoo, who scored 56 goals in the 2005-06 season, had a pair of 16-game goal droughts last season. The only other active player with at least three 15-game goal droughts after a 50-goal season is Mark Recchi.

Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers


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