The Washington Capitals fended off a pesky New York Rangers squad taking a commanding 3-2 series lead after winning Game 5 by a score of 2-1 in OT. For more on that game click here.
DETROIT (AP) -- Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal 1:04 into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Friday night to extend their first-round series.
Detroit blew a two-goal lead in the last 3 minutes of the third period, sending the team to a fourth OT in a series for the first time in franchise history.
Emerson Etem and Bobby Ryan scored 51 seconds apart late in regulation to pull the Ducks into a 3-3 tie.
Zetterberg, who scored a go-ahead goal 6:19 into the third period, had a shot to win it with about a minute left. But his shot hit the right post and slid across the crease.
Second-seeded Anaheim will host seventh-seeded Detroit on Sunday night in the deciding game.
Leafs avoid elimination with 2-1 win over Boston
BOSTON (AP) -- Tyler Bozak and Clarke MacArthur scored and James Reimer stopped 43 shots Friday night to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 and stay alive in their first-round playoff series.
Game 6 is Sunday in Toronto, with the decisive seventh game back in Boston on Monday, if necessary.
Boston has won both games in Toronto in the series and has not lost on the Leafs' home ice in the playoffs since 1959.
Zdeno Chara scored for Boston to cut the deficit to it 2-1 with 8:48 left. The Leafs killed off a delay-of-game penalty in the last four minutes and then protected the lead when the Bruins pulled Tuukka Rask for an extra attacker with 1:11 left.
Rask made 31 saves.
LA Kings finish off Blues with 4 straight wins
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 on Friday night.
Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and Drew Doughty scored his first goal of the postseason for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who won four straight to finish off fourth-seeded St. Louis.
Penner put the Kings ahead with his latest big playoff goal, ripping a slap shot from just inside the blue line past Brian Elliott right before time expired.
Elliott stopped 14 shots and Chris Porter scored his first career playoff goal for the Blues, who were eliminated by Los Angeles for the second straight season, this time despite taking a 2-0 series lead.
Los Angeles has won 10 straight games at Staples Center since March, and its sellout crowd waved white towels and roared as the Kings became the first Stanley Cup champion in three years to advance to the second round.