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The league suspended forward Darcy Tucker for two games without pay for charging Washington defenseman Sergei Gonchar. Tucker appeared to leave his feet when he slammed Gonchar into the boards Thursday.

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Girl killed by puck buried

WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio _ The mourners wore red and white school jackets, and a tape of the fight song echoed through the funeral home in tribute to 13-year-old Brittanie Cecil.

The honor student was buried six days after she was hit by a puck while attending her first hockey game. Several hundred friends and relatives crowded the funeral home outside this town of 1,500.

Some children arrived wearing the jackets of Twin Valley South middle school, where Brittanie was an eighth-grader, cheerleader, soccer player and student council member. Others wore buttons bearing her photograph.

Cecil, who would have turned 14 Wednesday, died Monday, two days after a deflected shot by Blue Jackets center Espen Knutsen struck her during a game in Columbus. She was the first fan killed at an NHL game.

Her father had bought the tickets as an early birthday present. "She was very excited about it," uncle Paul Ulrich said at Fairview Cemetery.

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