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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

Friday's games

Detroit 6, Minnesota 2: Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists for his first career four-point game in the Red Wings' win. Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom and Jonathan Ericsson each had a goal and an assist.

Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2: Corey Perry scored two power-play goals in a 1:35 span in the third period, and Curtis McElhinney made 34 saves for Anaheim.

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Thursday's late games

St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 1: T.J. Oshie scored his first goal in 10 games, B.J. Crombeen and Paul Kariya also scored, and Chris Mason stopped 30 shots for the Blues.

Nashville: 4, Phoenix 3 (SO): David Legwand scored the shootout winner for the Predators, and Steve Sullivan, Patric Hornqvist and Dan Hamhuis connected in regulation. West Seneca's Lee Stempniak scored for the Coyotes.

San Jose 3, Dallas 0: Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves for his 50th career shutout, and the Sharks clinched their sixth straight postseason trip while earning their 100th point.

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Around the rinks

Philadelphia Flyers: Coach Peter Laviolette wouldn't comment on his starting goalie for this afternoon in Pittsburgh, but Johan Backlund will make his NHL debut at Mellon Arena. Backlund, 28, had a solid season for the AHL Adirondack Phantoms.

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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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