Things to know from Friday's games

April, 21, 2012
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Not done yet: With a number of dramatic saves against a barrage of Flyers shots, Marc-Andre Fleury kept the Penguins season alive for at least one more game. Fleury turned aside 24 of 26 shots, including all 14 in an often frenetic third period. After the craziness of the first three games of the series, Fleury has rediscovered his mojo. He shut out the Flyers in the final two periods of Game 4 and carried the Penguins to a Game 6 on Sunday.

Staal-ing offense: The Penguins' depth at center was needed in Game 5, as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were nowhere to be found on the box score. Jordan Staal continued his stellar play from Game 4, posting a goal and an assist.

Student becomes the teacher: After years of following Detroit's example, the Predators showed the Red Wings to the exit in Game 5 of their first-round series. Pekka Rinne was incredible the entire series, and on Friday night, his 21 saves were just enough. As the first team to advance to the second round, the Predators now have a chance to rest up while the rest of the West continues to battle.

Oh captain, my captain: It will be another offseason of waiting to see if captain Nicklas Lidstrom will return for a 21st season. Lidstrom turns 42 in a week and was fighting a foot injury the entire series. On Thursday, Wings coach Mike Babcock hedged his bets a bit on Lidstrom's future: "I"d be shocked if he retires, but I've been shocked before."

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