NEW YORK, N. Andre Dawson Jersey .Y. - While Madison Square Garden was buzzing Friday night, so was Kobe Bryants phone. Carmelo Anthony was on his way to a 62-point night, moving past Bryants total of 61 that had stood for nearly five years as the record in the building. And plenty of people wanted to make sure Bryant knew. "I got a lot of messages from people saying Melos going after your record tonight," Bryant said. "Its amazing. He went to work. He got hot and didnt cool off." Bryant wasnt able to play when the Lakers returned to the building on Sunday, still recovering from a broken left knee. He said he had called Anthony, his friend and teammate on the last two U.S. Olympic teams, on Friday night to congratulate him. Bryant said that having the arenas record wasnt particularly important to him, but did stress how much the building meant. "This is the Mecca of basketball. Theres so much history here in the culture of the game, what this building means. 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Cabrera is hitting .218 with three homers and 16 RBI in 80 games this season. The Padres recalled second baseman Brooks Conrad from Triple-A El Paso to replace Cabrera on the roster.Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots and set a new personal-best shutout streak in Vancouvers 2-1 decision over Florida on Monday. Miller, who had recorded back-to-back shutouts in his previous two starts at Philadelphia and Carolina, saw his run of keeping the opposition off the scoreboard end late in regulation. He was bidding to become the first Canucks netminder to post three straight whitewashes since his counterpart, Roberto Luongo. Radim Vrbata and Bo Horvat scored early in the contest for the Canucks, who close out this successful three-game trip in Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Brandon Pirri recorded the lone score for the Panthers, while Luongo made 21 saves in his teams fourth straight defeat. Down by one, Luongo was pulled twice for an extra skater in the final three minutes. Pirri finally put the hosts on the board with 2:32 left in regulation, firing away after Dave Bolland won a left-circle draw, but the Canucks had better possession and moree chances near the vacant cage for the remainder of the contest. Cheap Marlins Jerseys. The visitors punctured their former teammate just 3:25 into the contest as Henrik and Daniel Sedin controlled the puck deep in the Florida zone and Vrbata converted a pass from the latter twin from the right side. Horvat was free up the left wing on an odd-man rush with Derek Dorsett, followed up his rebound which trickled into the crease and popped it home inside the right post at 8:03. Luongo robbed Chris Higgins with a glove stop on a short-handed breakaway inside two minutes left in the first. Both sides traded frantic open chances in a scoreless second frame during which Miller stopped eight shots and Luongo made nine saves to keep it a two- goal margin. Game Notes Luongo posted 3 straight whitewashes for Canucks in both Nov. 2007 and Nov. 2008 ... Millers string of flawless hockey reached 200 minutes, 45 seconds before Pirris marker. ' ' '