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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

Sunday's games

Chicago 4, Columbus 1: Patrick Sharp scored two goals and Marty Turco made 26 saves to lead the Blackhawks to their fourth straight win. Turco lost a bid for his second shutout this season with 2:26 left in the third period.

Washington 3, Carolina 2: Alex Ovechkin had a goal to end an eight-game drought and added an assist for the Capitals, who held on to beat the Hurricanes. Mathieu Perreault and David Steckel also scored for Washington.

Toronto 4, New Jersey 1: Jonas Gustavsson stopped 29 shots, and Colby Armstrong scored two goals as the Maple Leafs ended a three-game losing streak before a sparse crowd at the Prudential Center. The Devils (9-24-2), who have the fewest points in the NHL, have lost five straight and 10 of 11 this month.

N.Y. Islanders 4, Montreal 1: Dwayne Roloson stopped 37 shots, and four Islanders had goals in a victory that stretched New York's winning streak to three.

St. Louis 2, Nashville 0: Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for his fourth shutout and David Backes provided the only offense by scoring twice to help the Blues beat the slumping Predators. The win extended the Blues' winning streak to three games.

Tampa Bay 3, Atlanta 2: Vincent Lecavalier's second goal of the game -- a power-play tally 1:13 into overtime -- gave the Lightning a victory. Steven Stamkos gave Tampa Bay the game's first lead with his 28th goal.

Detroit 4, Minnesota 1: Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and the Red Wings beat the Wild. Daniel Cleary, Kris Draper and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for Detroit, which won for just the second time in five games.

Ottawa 3, Pittsburgh 1: Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored with 3:22 remaining to extend his points streak to 24 games, but Erik Karlsson had two goals and an assist to lead the Senators.

Phoenix 1, Dallas 0: Jason LaBarbera stopped 29 shots for his fifth career shutout, while Kyle Turris scored in the second period for the Coyotes.

Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 1: Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist after getting flattened by a punch, while backup Jonathan Bernier made 18 saves. The Kings are 8-2-1 in their last 11.

Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2: Kevin Bieksa scored with only 24 seconds left to break a 2-2 and give the Canucks the win. The Oilers had led, 2-1, after two periods.


Around the rinks

Pierre Turgeon: Authorites say the 18-year-old daughter of the former member of the Buffalo Sabres was killed early Thursday. New Mexico State Police say Elizabeth Turgeon died when the pickup truck she was driving crashed into the trailer of a semi-truck at an intersection. The scene was in Vaughn, N.M., about 100 miles east of Albuquerque.

Boston Bruins: Forward Milan Lucic has been fined $2,500 for throwing a punch at Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Freddy Meyer. The Bruins said on their website Sunday that Milan also will be fined $1,000 for his obscene gesture at the Thrashers bench.

Chicago Blackhawks: Put forward Patrick Kane on injured reserve Sunday. They also activated forward Marian Hossa from injured reserve and recalled goaltender Hannu Toivonen from their AHL affiliate in Rockford. The 31-year-old Hossa is fourth on the team with eight goals. He hasn't played since Nov. 27.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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