Boston goalie Tuukka Rask reacts too late as Chris Kreider's shot finds the back of the net, giving the Rangers a 4-3 overtime victory Thursday.
Chris Kreider celebrates behind the Boston net after his overtime goal that kept the Rangers alive Thursday night.
NEW YORK - Chris Kreider proudly wore the Broadway Hat in the victorious New York Rangers dressing room as he tried to describe the feeling of saving his team's season.
His game-winning goal with 3:31 left in the third period made Boston's Daniel Paille feel like dancing Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
NEW YORK - It took 40 years for Original Six rivals Boston and New York to face off again in the playoffs.
LOS ANGELES - Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in his sixth career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened their second-round series with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick smothers the puck in front of St. Louis' T.J. Oshie during the first period. Quick made 21 saves.
LOS ANGELES - Dustin Penner could have simply dumped the puck and allowed the clock to run out on the second period of yet another dead-even game.
Ottawa Senators' Cory Conacher scores against Montreal Canadiens' Peter Budaj in the first period. Conacher scored again in the third period.
MONTREAL - Craig Anderson made 33 saves and Cory Conacher scored twice on a shaky Peter Budaj as the Ottawa Senators advanced to the second round of the playoffs Thursday night with a 6-1 rout of the Montreal Canadiens.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS - Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS - Brian Elliott gave the St. Louis Blues another shootout shutdown. Coach Ken Hitchcock said it never should have gone that far, criticizing officials for missing a boarding call that led to the tying goal.
Pittsburgh's Brenden Morrow, far right, fires a shot under the stick of Montreal goalie Carey Price in the second period. Morrow scored twice.
PITTSBURGH - Brenden Morrow scored two goals Wednesday night for the second straight game, and Pittsburgh beat Montreal 6-4 to move closer to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Philadelphia goalie Steve Mason, making a save in the first period, stopped 38 shots in his first home start for the Flyers as they beat the New York Rangers 4-2.
PHILADELPHIA - Steve Mason gave the Flyers a taste of a fabulous performance in net in crunch time.
Dallas is focusing on the future and its up-and-coming young Stars after trading 41-year-old points leader Jaromir Jagr and surging center Derek Roy on Tuesday.
GLENDALE - Mikkel Boedker scored twice and the Phoenix Coyotes took a four-goal lead and went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith makes a save during the second period of the Coyotes' 2-1 win over visiting Dallas.