Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals: Day 3

Bobby Ryan helped fuel the Anaheim Ducks to tie the series at one. (Debora Robinson/NHLI)

Bobby Ryan helped fuel the Anaheim Ducks to tie the series at one. (Debora Robinson/NHLI)

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Tampa Bay Lightning
GAME 2: PIT 1 – TBL 5

PITTSBURGH – It was a far different showing for the Lightning Friday night. Marc-Andre Fleury was no longer the impenetrable force that he was in Game 1 as the Lightning lit him up for four goals. Special teams was 2-for-6 against the No. 1 ranked penalty kill during the regular season.

Fleury stopped only 16 shots. The Penguins poured it on Dwayne Roloson, out-shooting the Lightning 14-8 and 14-5 in the second and third periods, respectively.

Eric Brewer, Vincent Lecavalier, Nate Thompson, Martin St. Louis and Mattias Ohlund all scored for the Lightning. Simon Gagne posted 3 assists. Craig Adams scored the lone goal on the power play for the Penguins.

NEXT GAME: Monday at 7:30 p.m.

SERIES: 1-1

No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 8 New York Rangers
GAME 2: WSH 2 – NYR 0

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It isn’t the start the Rangers were looking for in this series as they drop their second straight game in the series, this time being shutout by Michal Neuvirth.

The two lone goals scored in the game were by Jason Chimera and Jason Arnott on the power play. They came 1:57 apart in the second period.

NEXT GAME: Sunday at 3 p.m.

SERIES: 2-0 Washington

No. 1 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 8 Chicago Blackhawks
GAME 2: VAN 4 – CHI 3

VANCOUVER – The Blackhawks were able to finally get the puck past Roberto Luongo, but it still wasn’t enough. The Canucks got the lead in the game and held onto it until the end.

After two goals from the Canucks by Jannik Hansen and Daniel Sedin, the game was a back-and-forth match.

Alexander Edler and Sedin added two more for the Canucks while Viktor Stalberg and Ben Smith, with two, tallied for the Blackhawks.

NEXT GAME: Sunday at 8 p.m.

SERIES: 2-0 Vancouver

No. 4 Anaheim Ducks vs. No. 5 Nashville Predators
GAME 2: ANA 5 – NSH 3

ANAHEIM – The Ducks looked to rebound from Game 1 and were able to do so as they were able to tie the series at 1 after a 5-3 win over the Predators.

The big name players came out to shine for the Ducks. The top line of Corey PerryRyan GetzlafBobby Ryan combined for 4 goals and 4 assists and were a plus-7. Each of the three scored a goal, with Ryan also adding an empty net, and the ever ageless Teemu Selanne netted a power play tally.

Shea Weber and Patric Hornqvist struck on the power play for the Predators and Joel Ward added the third goal.

NEXT GAME: Sunday 8 p.m.

SERIES: 1-1

EAST:

1. Washington Capitals – 2
8. New York Rangers – 0

2. Philadelphia Flyers – 0
7. Buffalo Sabres – 1

3. Boston Bruins – 0
6. Montreal Canadiens – 1

4. Pittsburgh Penguins – 1
5. Tampa Bay Lightning – 1

WEST:

1. Vancouver Canucks – 2
8. Chicago Blackhawks – 0

2. San Jose Sharks – 1
7. Los Angeles Kings – 0

3. Detroit Red Wings – 1
6. Phoenix Coyotes – 0

4. Anaheim Ducks – 1
5. Nashville Predators – 1

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