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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

>Monday's games

Chicago 3, Detroit 2 (OT): Marian Hossa scored on a power play 51 seconds into overtime, lifting the Blackhawks to an important win. Chicago is fighting for a playoff spot.

Colorado at Anaheim: If the Ducks are seeking to gain momentum down the stretch, the Avalanche is the right opponent. Colorado hasn't beaten Anaheim this season, and has dropped 14 of the last 16 games between the teams. After Monday, the Ducks have six games remaining -- all against playoff opponents.

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Around the rinks

Pittsburgh Penguins: Signed forward Paul Thompson to a two-year, entry level contract on Monday. Thompson, the 2010-11 Hockey East Player of the Year while at New Hampshire, led the league with 52 points this season. He scored 28 goals, and led the No. 11 Wildcats to the NCAA Northeast regional final.

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On the Web

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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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