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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

Ottawa 5, Washington 4 (OT): Alex Kovalev scored a power-play goal with 18 seconds remaining in overtime -- his first point since the Olympic break -- and the Senators posted their fifth consecutive win to move withing five points of the Northeast Division-leading Sabres.

Atlanta 3, Toronto 2: The Thrashers' Nik Antropov scored his first career goal against his former team. Antropov played his first nine seasons with the Maple Leafs and had no points in three games against them.

Boston 1, New Jersey 0 (OT): Patrice Bergeron scored on a rebound with 18.3 seconds left in overtime and the Bruins maintained their hold on the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 3: Vinny Prospal, Olli Jokinen and Marian Gaborik scored second-period goals, and Marc Staal got the winner as the Rangers stayed four points behind Boston in the East.

Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 2: Rick Nash scored twice, including the winner, for the Blue Jackets. The Lightning did not have a shot on goal until 4:35 remained in the first period.

Detroit 5, Edmonton 4: Brad Stuart scored with 1:07 left to lift the Red Wings to their sixth straight victory despite blowing all of a 4-0 lead.

St, Louis 4, Chicago 2: Alex Steen scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Blues handed the slumping Blackhawks their seventh loss in nine games.

Los Angeles 2, Nashville 0: One day after being recalled from Manchester of the AHL, Jonathan Bernier made 34 saves to record his first career shutout for the Kings, who had dropped their last seven games in Nashville.

Vancouver 4, Phoenix 1: The Canucks' Henrik Sedin scored a short-handed goal late in the second period and added two assists to regain the NHL scoring lead.

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Around the rinks

Montreal Canadiens: Glen Metropolit will miss at least the next two weeks with an injured left shoulder. Metropolit, who leads the team with 10 power-play goals, was injured in the third period of Saturday's game against New Jersey, when Devils forward Rod Pelley hit him with a clean, shoulder-to-shoulder check.

Philadelphia Flyers: Forward Daniel Carcillo was suspended by the league for two games for a hit on the New Jersey Devils' David Clarkson on Sunday. In the third period of that game, Carcillo and Clarkson came together, and during some pushing and shoving, Carcillo high-sticked Clarkson in the face, opening a cut.

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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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