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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

> Tuesday's games

Boston 4, New Jersey 1: Zdeno Chara broke a tie midway through the second period and Milan Lucic scored his 30th goal of the season late in the third for the Bruins, who won their fourth straight over the Devils.

N.Y. Rangers 1, Florida 0: Brandon Dubinsky broke up a scoreless game 7:49 into the third period and Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves as the Rangers stretched their winning streak to a season-high five games.

Carolina 4, Ottawa 3: Chad LaRose scored two goals and Cam Ward made 36 saves as the Hurricanes scored four goals on their first 19 shots to stay three points behind eighth-place Buffalo.

Washington 5, Philadelphia 4 (SO): Alexander Semin's shootout goal lifted the Capitals, playing their first game of the season without Alex Ovechkin, to within one point of first place in the Eastern Conference.

N.Y. Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 2: Al Montoya made 36 saves as New York got two shorthanded goals from Michael Grabner and Frans Nielsen in the third period. The Lightning has scored two or fewer goals in eight of its last 11 games.

Nashville 3, Edmonton 1: David Legwand scored a goal and added an assist and the Predators also got goals from Martin Erat and Patric Hornqvist in winning their fourth straight.

Toronto 3, Minnesota 0: Joffrey Lupul and Mikhail Grabovski each scored goals and the Leafs, 14-6-5 since the All-Star break, stretched the Wild's winless streak to seven games.

Colorado 5, Columbus 4 (SO): Milan Hejduk scored the only goal in the shootout and the Avalanche rallied late in regulation to win their second in a row after dropping 20 of 21.

Phoenix 2, St. Louis 1: Lauri Korpikoski scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Coyotes earned at least a point for the eighth straight game. The Blues have just five wins in their last 16 games.

> Monday's late game

Los Angeles 2, Calgary 1 (SO): Jonathan Quick made 27 saves and Anze Kopitar scored the deciding goal of the shootout.

> Around the rinks

AHL: Worcester 5, Portland 4 (OT): In an 11 a.m. start, John McCarthy netted the game-winning goal 16 seconds into the overtime period and the Sharks stormed back from a first period three-goal deficit. Pirates goalie David Leggio (East Amherst) saw his record drop to 21-6.

Chicago Blackhawks: Leading scorer Patrick Sharp is expected to miss at least the next two weeks with an injured left knee. He suffered the injury in Sunday's win over Phoenix.

Los Angeles Kings: Right wing Justin Williams will miss at least 3-4 weeks with a dislocated shoulder, leaving Los Angeles without its second-leading scorer.

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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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