NHL Playoffs roundup

NHL Playoffs roundup
May 6, 2013, 10:15 pm
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The Caps couldn't take a 3-0 lead in the series over the Rangers, falling 4-3 in Madison Square Garden. For more on that game, click here. Here is an update on the rest of the playoff action across the NHL.

Bruins bounce back to defeat Leafs 5-2

TORONTO (AP) The Boston Bruins spoiled the return of playoff hockey to Toronto, scoring two quick goals in the second period in a 5-2 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday night.

The win came before 19,746 fans inside the Air Canada Centre. Outside, a blue-and-white throng watched on a big screen in Maple Leaf Square as playoff hockey returned to Toronto for the first time since 2004.

After being beaten 4-2 in Boston on Saturday night, the Bruins upped their game. The Leafs, meanwhile, made mistakes and were punished, although they tried to close the gap with a busy third period in which they outshot the Bruins 18-6. The Leafs finished with a 47-38 edge in shots. For more on this game, click here

Red Wings beat Ducks 3-2 in Game 4, tie series

By LARRY LAGE, AP Hockey Writer

DETROIT (AP) Damien Brunner scored with 4:50 left in overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 series-evening win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Pavel Datsyuk scored a second game-tying goal for the Red Wings with 6:33 left in regulation. Brendan Smith made it 1-1 early in the third.

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LA Kings rally late, even series with Blues 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later, and the Los Angeles Kings evened their first-round series with the St. Louis Blues with a 4-3 victory Monday night.

Jeff Carter and Dustin Penner also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions. They erased an early two-goal deficit and a third-period deficit to earn their ninth consecutive home victory since March 23. Jonathan Quick made 19 saves.

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