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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

>Thursday's games

Toronto 4, Boston 3 (SO): Nazem Kadri scored the only shootout goal for the Maple Leafs, who moved within five points of playoff position. With the point for reaching overtime, the Bruins clinched a tie for the Northeast title.

N.Y. Islanders 6, N.Y. Rangers 2: Radek Martinek and P.A. Parenteau both had a goal and assist during the Islanders' four-goal second period, and kept the Rangers tied with Buffalo in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Atlanta 1, Philadelphia 0: Nik Antropov scored the only goal and Chris Mason stopped 43 shots for his first shutout of the season for the Thrashers, who won the season series from the Flyers, 3-1.

Washington 4, Columbus 3 (OT): Jason Chimera tipped in a rebound 2:30 into overtime for the Capitals, who reached the 100-point plateau for the third straight season. Washington moved within a point of Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference lead.

Tampa Bay 2, Pittsburgh 1: Martin St. Louis scored his 30th goal of the season and the Lightning clinched its first playoff berth since 2007. Tampa Bay has won three in a row.

Ottawa 4, Florida 1: Rookie Colin Greening scored twice in the second period and the Senators improved to 13-8-2 since Feb. 9 and swept the season series from the Panthers.

Minnesota 4, Edmonton 2: The Wild has outscored the Oilers, 58-21, while winning the last 16 matchups in St. Paul.

Nashville 3, Colorado 1: Martin Erat had a goal and an assist and Colin Wilson and Jordin Tootoo also scored to help the Predators win for the ninth time in 11 games.

Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1: Daniel Sedin, Christian Ehrhoff and Ryan Kesler had the goals and the Canucks clinched their first Presidents' Trophy.

Dallas at San Jose: The Stars are 3-1-1 against San Jose this season. Three games have ended after regulation and four were decided by one goal.

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Wednesday's late games

St. Louis 10, Detroit 3: The Red Wings gave up eight goals in the first two periods of a game for the first time since 1986.

Anaheim 4, Calgary 2: Ray Emery made 23 saves to remain perfect with the Ducks at 6-0-0.

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