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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

>Thursday's games

Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO): Rob Schremp and Blake Wheeler scored for Atlanta in the shootout. The Thrashers closed within four points of the eighth-place Buffalo Sabres in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Atlanta will face Buffalo on Saturday.

Detroit 2, Columbus 0: Recently recalled Joey MacDonald made 37 saves for his second NHL shutout, and Drew Miller and Valtteri Filppula scored for the Red Wings.

Montreal 3, Tampa Bay 2 (SO): Carey Price made three big shootout saves and the Canadiens won in a shootout. Price sprawled to the ice to poke-check the puck away from NHL goal leader Steven Stamkos and then turned aside Martin St. Louis' 360 attempt.

Ottawa 3, New Jersey 1: Chris Neil scored two third-period goals and the Senators beat the surging Devils for the second time in nine days. New Jersey is six points behind eighth-place Buffalo in the East.

Florida 4, Toronto 0: Florida's Sergei Samsonov and Stephen Weiss each had a goal and an assist, and Scott Clemmensen stopped 24 shots for his first shutout of the season.

Nashville 4, Boston 3: Shea Weber scored a power-play goal with 1:23 left in overtime to lift the Predators, who won for the first time in overtime this season.

Dallas 5, Chicago 0: The Stars' Jamie Benn extended his point streak to nine games with a goal and an assist and Kari Lehtonen made 23 saves for his 16th NHL shutout.

Calgary 5, Colorado 2: Jarome Iginla's two goals helped the Flames send the Avalanche to their 10th straight loss.

Phoenix 3, Edmonton 1: West Seneca's Lee Stempniak scored his 16th goal of the season for the Coyotes.

St. Louis at Los Angeles: Los Angeles (40-25-5) moved from a tie from eighth in the Western Conference into a tie for fourth.

Minnesota at San Jose: The Sharks have killed just 19 of 28 opponent power plays in eight games this month, but Minnesota is 0 for 10 on the power play during its recent skid.

From News and wire service reports.

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