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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

>Monday's games

New Jersey 3, Boston 2: David Clarkson had a goal and an assist as the Devils scored three times in the first period against Bruins goalie Tim Thomas.

Columbus 5, Edmonton 3: Antoine Vermette had two assists and scored the clinching empty-netter Monday night to lead the Blue Jackets. The Oilers are 1-14-1 on the road in their last 16.

Detroit 2, Calgary 1: The Red Wings picked up where they left off Saturday when they beat the Sabres by stopping the Flames.


>Late Sunday

Vancouver 3, Calgary 1: Twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin each scored and assisted on the other's goal in the win for the Canucks.


>Around the rinks

Washington Capitals: Two-time MVP Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for two games for a reckless hit. The forward knocked Chicago's Brian Campbell into the boards in the first period Sunday and received a game misconduct. Ovechkin will forfeit more than $232,000 in salary based on the number of games in the season instead of the number of days. Campbell, out with what the team is calling an upper-body injury, will miss the team's three-game road trip this week out West.

NHL: DirecTV and Versus have reached a deal after more than six months to return the sports network to the satellite television service. DirecTV dropped Versus after their contract concluded at the end of August and the two sides were not able to reach an agreement. They said Monday that Versus will be available as part of the same packages as before. Versus' offerings include the NHL playoffs.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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