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> Tuesday's games

Carolina 3, Washington 2 (SO): Rookie Jeff Skinner tied the game in the third period and had one of the shootout goals for the Hurricanes, who moved back within three points of Buffalo with six games remaining for each team.

Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 2: Ville Leino scored twice in the third period, and the Flyers rallied to stay atop the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has led the conference and the Atlantic Division since Jan. 8, but the Pens had a chance to tie with a regulation win.

Columbus 3, Florida 2 (SO): Maksim Mayorov had the lone goal in his first NHL shootout, and Columbus' Steve Mason stopped all three Panthers attempts. Scottie Upshall and Antoine Vermette scored in regulation for Columbus, which also ended a string of six consecutive shootout losses.

Boston 3, Chicago 0: Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots for his ninth shutout of the season, and Mark Recchi moved into 12th on the NHL's career points list for the Bruins. Recchi now has 1,532 points, passing Paul Coffey.

Montreal 3, Atlanta 1: Roman Hamrlik and Mathieu Darche scored 11 seconds apart in the first period to end Montreal's three-game goal drought that lasted 199 minutes, 1 second.

Tampa Bay 5, Ottawa 2: Martin St. Louis and Dominic Moore each scored two goals to lead the Lightning, who have won two in a row after a four-game losing streak.

Minnesota 3, St. Louis 2 (SO): Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored in regulation and in the shootout, helping the Wild end an eight-game losing streak.

Vancouver 3, Nashville 1: Alex Burrows scored twice in the third period as the Canucks clinched the top spot in the Western Conference and set a franchise record with their ninth straight win on the road.

Los Angeles 2, Edmonton 0: Dustin Brown scored both goals for the Kings, who are now unbeaten in regulation against the Oilers in their last 12 meetings (8-0-4).

Phoenix 2, Dallas 1 (SO): Ray Whitney scored the game-winning tally in the shootout for the Coyotes.

Monday's late game

Anaheim 5, Colorado 4: Teemu Selanne had three goals and two assists, his 22nd career hat trick, for the Ducks.

> Around the rinks

AHL: Portland 3, Providence 0: Nick Tuzzolino scored his first career AHL goal and East Amherst's David Leggio made 28 saves en route to his third shutout of the season for the Pirates.

> On the Web

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From News and wire service reports.

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