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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

>Friday's games

Pittsburgh 1, New Jersey 0 (SO): James Neal scored in the third round of a shootout for the Pens. Marc-Andre Fleury posted his 19th career shutout for Pittsburgh while Martin Brodeur, the all-time leader, got his 116th for New Jersey.

Ottawa 2, Washington 0: Craig Anderson made 31 saves for his second shutout, Colin Greening and Erik Condra scored, and the Senators handed the Capitals, playing without Alex Ovechkin, their 10th shutout loss of the season.

Vancouver 3, Atlanta 1: Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots and the Canucks set franchise records for road wins (24) and points in a season (107). Vancouver is 35-0-3 when leading after two periods.

Carolina 4, Tampa Bay 3: Erik Cole scored two goals and the Hurricanes kept pace with Buffalo, remaining three points behind the Sabres for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Tampa Bay and Carolina meet again in Raleigh tonight.


>Late Thursday

Toronto 4, Colorado 3: Nikolai Kulemin had two goals, and Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak also scored, improving the Maple Leafs' record since the All-Star break to 15-6-5.

Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 (SO): Dustin Brown scored two power-play goals and connected again in the fifth round of the shootout as the Kings snapped the Sharks' four-game winning streak.


Around the rinks

AHL: Bridgeport 5, Portland 1: Rhett Rakhshani registered his first career hat trick for the Sound Tigers. T.J. Brennan scored the lone Pirates goal as their record fell to 43-19-6-2 with the loss.

Colorado Avalanche: Longtime Avs captain Joe Sakic will serve as an executive advisor for the team, involved in all facets of hockey operations. He will also represent the team at the board of governors meetings as an alternate governor. He takes on his new position at the end of the regular season.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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