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A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:
• The Western Conference recorded 52 assists in a 153-132 victory in the NBA All-Star Game, breaking the All-Star Game record of 46, set by the West in a loss in 1984.
The West also tied the record for most points scored in a regulation-time All-Star Game, set by the West in 1961 and tied by the West in 1992. The overall record is 155 points in a double-overtime win in 2003 by -- you guessed it -- the West.
• Amare Stoudemire scored 29 points in 21 minutes, 15 seconds, the second-highest ratio of any 20-point scorer in an NBA All-Star Game. The record is held by Michael Jordan, who scored 40 points in 29 minutes in 1988.
• Stoudemire wasn't shy, taking 22 field-goals attempts in his 21:15 of playing time. The only other player to average more than a shot a minute in an All-Star Game (minimum: 10 FGA) was Terry Cummings in 1985 (17 FGA in 16 minutes).
• The Eastern Conference committed only seven personal fouls, the lowest total in All-Star Game history, and the total of 17 by both teams combined was also a record low.
• Jaroslav Halak became only the fourth goaltender ever to snap a team losing streak of six or more games with a victory in his NHL debut when the Canadiens defeated the Blue Jackets 3-2. Montreal had lost its last six games. The only other goalies to do so were Arturs Irbe (snapping a 13-game losing streak by the Sharks in 1991), Claude Pronovost (eight losses by the Bruins in 1956), and Marcel Pelletier (eight losses by the Blackhawks in 1951).
The last player to score a goal after missing a penalty shot in an ultimate one-goal loss was Brad Isbister on the Islanders in a 4-3 loss to the Wild in 2002.
• Martin Straka scored against Blackhawks goaltender Patrick Lalime in the second minute of the Rangers' 2-1 victory on Sunday. It was Straka's first goal in 10 games against Lalime. Straka has failed to score against only three goaltenders that he has faced at least 10 times: Patrick Roy (18), Nikolai Khabibulin (12), and Grant Fuhr (10).
• Despite Sunday's loss, Mickelson's playoff winning percentage of .778 (7-for-9) still ranks third in PGA Tour history among players who have participated in at least five tiebreakers, behind Walter Hagen (6-for-6) and Tiger Woods (10-for-11, .909).
Prior to 2007, Quinney played 18 PGA Tour events over six seasons (2000-2005), and he never finished higher than 29th.
Allenby has finished in the top 10 in all four tournaments he has played this season, tying the longest streak of his PGA Tour career. He had only three top-10 finishes in each of the last two seasons.
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