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NHL Report / Scores and fast facts

Friday's games

Vancouver 2, New Jersey 1: Cory Schneider made 30 saves, while Mason Raymond's early second-period goal proved to be the game-winner.

N.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 (SO): The Isles' Matt Moulson scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout.

Washington 4, Montreal 1: Alex Ovechkin returned from an injury to combine with Jason Chimera on a pair of goals 16 seconds apart as the Caps snapped a three-game losing streak.

Colorado 5, Columbus 0: David Jones scored twice and had an assist and Semyon Varlamov turned away 28 shots as the Avalanche improved to 32-8-1-1 all-time against Columbus.

Dallas 4, Minnesota 1: Tom Wandell scored twice as the Stars earned their 1,500th victory in franchise history. They've won 742 games since moving to Dallas from Minnesota.


Around the rinks

Edmonton Oilers: Ales Hemsky won't be testing the NHL's free-agent waters as the Oilers signed the forward to a two-year extension worth $10 million, keeping him in the fold through 2013-14.

New Jersey Devils: Acquired defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Kurtis Foster, forwards Nick Palmieri and Stephane Veilleux, Washington's second-round choice in the 2012 draft and a conditional choice in 2013.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.