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Final: Wild 4, Blues 1

Devan Dubnyk protected the net with 36 saves and Minnesota lit the lamp 4 times in a pivotal Game 5. The Wild take a 3-2 series lead over the Blues. Box score


Burst of goals for Minnesota

Shortly after Chris Stewart got the puck over to Nino Niederreiter for a goal, the Wild scored again on a power play. St. Louis is watching the game slip away, down 3-1 in the 2nd period. Follow live

Wild, Blues tied at 1 after one

St. Louis is dominating in shots (12-3) but both the Wild and the Blues got one in net. The series is even at 2. Follow live


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Great play Dom Moore to win that puck away, set up Hagelin for the winning goal. If you categorized "well-earned assists" that would be one

Hagelin scores in OT, Rangers move on

Carl Hagelin nailed the game-winner and New York wins the game 2-1 and takes the series over the Penguins 4-1. Box score


Scandella evens things up

Just as the Blues get an advantage the Wild's Marco Scandella evens things up, and this game (much like the series) is even. Follow live

Vladimir Tarasenko scores again

No Blues player has ever scored six goals in a six-game playoff series but Tarasenko tallies his sixth to give the Blues a 1-0 lead. Oh, and it's only Game 5. Follow live

Senators avoid elimination

Ottawa seemed fired up in Montreal, taking Game 5 by a score of 5-1. The Canadiens lead the series 3-2 but the series will go to Ottawa for Game 6. Box score


Rangers, Penguins head to overtime

Three periods and 64 shots weren't enough to settle this game as they're heading to OT in NYC. Follow live


Sens score again

Erik Condra scored on a breakaway goal, which gives Ottawa a 4-1 lead with a little over five minutes to go. It looks like the Senators will avoid elimination against the Canadiens tonight. Follow live


Clarke MacArthur out for game

The Senators winger won't return for the rest of the game. The Sens have a 3-1 lead in the third. Follow live


No more 0 for Ottawa

Tom Gilbert breaks up the shutout with a goal for the Canadiens. Senators lead 3-1 in the third period. Follow live

Senators have big lead

Craig Anderson has been stellar through two periods with 26 saves. Ottawa leads the Canadiens 3-0 in Game 5. Follow live


Rangers, Pens even after two

The Penguins evened things up at one and ESPN's Barry Melrose says Pittsburgh "is showing a lot of character.” New York has a 3-1 series advantage. Follow live

Pens even things up with reviewed goal

It needed to be reviewed, but Nick Spaling's first goal since Feb. 15 stood, tying the game 1-1. The Rangers have a 3-1 series lead. Follow live