|New York Rangers||1||
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Goalie report: Flyers goaltender Steve Mason was stellar in his first start of the series, making 37 saves to record the first playoff win of his career in his first postseason start in five seasons. Mason missed the first two games of the series with an upper-body injury and received limited time in a surprise relief appearance for Ray Emery in Game 3 on Tuesday. His superb play puts to rest any possibility of a goalie controversy moving forward, as he proved himself more than capable of handling the job.
Key moment: A Flyers power play that was largely ineffective through the first three games of the series came to life Friday night with what looked to be an increased emphasis on puck movement and creating shooting lanes. First-line winger Jakub Voracek snapped a 1-1 draw with his expert tip of Brayden Schenn's shot that gave the Flyers their first man-up marker at home this series. The Flyers were held without a goal in five power-play opportunities against the Rangers in Game 3 but vowed to make changes to the unit.
What it means: These rivals continue to trade games, so it looks increasingly likely that this matchup is going to seven games.
-- Katie Strang and ESPN.com staff
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|2||St. Louis Blues|
Goalie report: Chicago's Corey Crawford and St. Louis' Ryan Miller were both solid in net. Crawford stopped a couple of odd-man rushes -- denying Alex Pietrangelo in the first and T.J. Oshie in the third -- to finish with 27 saves. Miller stopped the Blackhawks from taking a two-goal lead early in the second when he reached back just in time to smother the puck on an attempt by Duncan Keith. Miller made 27 saves also.
Key moment: It was the captain who put the game away for the Blackhawks. Jonathan Toews scored the game winner on a breakaway, racing down the ice to beat Miller at 7:36 of overtime. Toews now has six points in the series.
What it means: The Blackhawks are the first road team to win a game in this series as they won their third straight game in the series. Now they have a chance to close out the Blues on Sunday in Chicago, but with four of the five games needing overtime, don't expect a blowout.
-- ESPN.com staff
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Goalie report: Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen had a nice bounce-back game, stopping 34 shots. For Kari Lehtonen, things got carried away late. Lehtonen got pulled after giving up five goals on 21 shots. Things weren't much better for Tim Thomas. The backup faced just two shots in less than 15 minutes but let in one goal.
Key moment: The Ducks caught a break early in the period when Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon tried to sweep the puck behind his net but didn't get enough of the rubber and Ducks center Andrew Cogliano pounced on it. He quickly found right winger Jakob Silfverberg in front of the net, where he beat Lehtonen with a swift wrist shot to give Anaheim a 4-2 lead. That opened the floodgates as the Ducks would score twice more in the next six minutes to blow the game open.
What it means: Ducks fans have to be happy to have Ryan Getzlaf back on the ice after their captain sat out Game 4 with an upper-body injury. He was questionable to play on Friday night and ended up collecting three points in the rout of the Stars. Anaheim has to be feeling good after a commanding victory, but now they head back to Dallas, where things didn't go as well in Games 3 and 4.
-- Dan Arritt and ESPN.com staff
Ducks 6, Stars 2
(Ducks lead series 3-2)
* Home team won all 5 games of the series so far
* Ryan Getzlaf (ANA): goal, 2 assists; has at least a goal and an assist in all 3 Ducks wins during the series (missed Game 4 with upper-body injury)
* Ducks: 4-6 on power play (0-11 on PP previous 3 games)
* Seven 10-minute misconduct penalties issued during game
Blackhawks 3, Blues 2 (OT)
(CHI leads series 3-2)
* 4 of 5 games in series needed OT (CHI & STL played just 5 OT games combined in previous 50 playoff meetings)
* Blackhawks: 1st road team to win in this series; 2nd win in last 8 road playoff games at Blues (ends 4-game skid)
* Jonathan Toews (CHI): GW goal in OT; 2 G, 2 A in last 3 games
* Blues: led series 2-0 before dropping last 3 games; led 2013 opening-round series 2-0 before losing in 6
FROM ELIAS: Jonathan Toews scored the overtime goal that earned the Blackhawks a 3-2 win at St. Louis and a 3-2 series lead against the Blues. It was the second playoff overtime goal of Toews' career and his eighth game-winning goal in postseason play, which ranks him first among all NHL players in playoff game-winners since 2009, the year in which Toews made his Stanley Cup playoff debut.
Flyers 2, Rangers 1
(series tied 2-2)
* Steve Mason (PHI): 37 saves; 1st win of postseason career
* Jakub Voracek (PHI): 2nd-period PPG is game winner (4 career postseason goals - 2 game winners)
* Flyers: snap 3-game home playoff losing streak; 1st home playoff win since Apr. 29, 2012, vs Devils
* Flyers: won 57 percent of their faceoffs
* Rangers: 0-4 on power play (1-14 in last 3 games of series)