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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

Saturday's games

N.Y. Rangers 3, Boston 2 (OT): Marian Gaborik's second goal of the game, this one off a scramble with 3.6 seconds left ended a 0-for-15 power-play drought and lifted the Rangers to the win over the defending Cup champions.

Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 1: Scott Hartnell scored two power-play goals, and Wayne Simmonds had a goal and two assists for the Flyers, who lost Jaromir Jagr to an undisclosed lower-body injury in the first period.

Vancouver 4, San Jose 3: Cody Hodgson's second goal of the game broke a 3-3 tie with 4:17 left and capped a wild sequence in which both teams combined for three goals in a span of 1:32.

Anaheim 2, Ottawa 1: Jonas Hiller made 31 saves, Corey Perry scored and Lubomir Visnovsky was credited with a goal that Ottawa's Erik Karlsson knocked into his own net for Anaheim, who have collected 15 points in its last eight games (7-0-1). Craig Anderson made 27 saves for the Senators, who lost for just the third time in 13 games and had earned at least a point in club-record 11 straight road games until Saturday.

Montreal 3, Toronto 1: Carey Price made 32 saves, and Rafael Diaz and Lars Eller scored third-period goals to lead the Habs. Rene Bourque also scored for Montreal, which lost Friday night via shootout to Pittsburgh. Matthew Lombardi scored for the Leafs.

N.Y. Islanders 2, Carolina 1 (OT): John Tavares scored his second goal of the game 3:58 into overtime as the Islanders won their third in a row. New York has yielded just four goals the past four games.

Detroit 3, Columbus 2 (SO): Valtteri Filppula scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings their 16th straight home victory.

Florida 4, Winnipeg 3 (SO): Kris Versteeg had two goals and an assist and also scored during the shootout, which Florida clinched on Mikael Samuelsson's tally in the seventh round at MTS Centre.

Nashville 5, Chicago 2: Nashville dealt Chicago its first regulation loss in eight games while winning for the 10th time in 12 games as Sergei Kostitsyn, Kevin Klein and Patric Hornqvist each had a goal and an assist in the win.

Tampa Bay 4, Phoenix 3: The Lightning have won 10 of the last 12 showdowns with Phoenix and won back-to-back road games for the first time this year as Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each had a goal and an assist.

Minnesota 5, Dallas 2: The Wild handed Dallas its fifth loss in a row as Cal Clutterbuck, Chad Rau and Kyle Brodziak scored goals during a 59-second span in Minnesota's four-goal second period, while Josh Harding made 23 saves.

Calgary at Edmonton: The battle of Alberta has been quite one-sided lately with Calgary bringing an eight-game winning streak into Saturday night's clash in Rexall Place. The Flames have beaten Edmonton 15 times in the past 16 meetings.

Colorado at Los Angeles: The Kings are 4-0-2 at home against Colorado since October 2008, and have gone 8-1-6 since Darryl Sutter replaced Terry Murray as coach Dec. 22.


Around the rinks

AHL: Rochester 4, Grand Rapids 3 (SO): Shawn Szydlowski scored the eventual shootout winner, while Williamsville's David Leggio (34 saves) stopped Grand Rapids' final attempt to extend it as the Americans began a four-game road trip with a win. Rochester is 4-1-1-2 in its last eight away from Blue Cross Arena. Nick Crawford, Jacob Lagace and Zack Kassian scored for the Amerks.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.