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Saturday, 10.09.2010 / 8:21 PM / News

Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Ethan Moreau scored at 1:56 of overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night and a split of the two-game series in Sweden.

Kristian Huselius and Rick Nash also scored and Steve Mason made 33 saves for Columbus.

Joe Thornton and Devin Setoguchi had goals for San Jose.

The Sharks beat the Blue Jackets 3-2 on Friday night.

PRAGUE (AP) - Radim Vrbata scored twice and added an assist to lead Phoenix past Boston in their NHL season-opening game in the Czech capital.

Nathan Horton scored twice for Boston in the third period.

Vrbata, a Czech right winger, scoring on a rebound of Adrian Aucoin's shot 7:59 into the game.

The Coyotes took a 4-0 lead in the second period on goals by Taylor Pyatt, Scottie Upshall and Eric Belanger.

Phoenix and Boston will play the second and final game of their series in Prague on Sunday.

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For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.

— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday
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