Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals: Day 4

The Philadelphia Flyers were able to solve Ryan Miller and tie the series. (Len Redkoles/NHLI)

The Philadelphia Flyers were able to solve Ryan Miller and tie the series. (Len Redkoles/NHLI)

No. 3 Detroit Red Wings vs. No. 6 Phoenix Coyotes
GAME 2: DET 4 – PHX 3

DETROIT – It was a night full of heart attacks for Red Wings fans, but they were able to breathe a sigh of relief at the end.

The Red Wings had a comfortable 4-0 lead in the beginning of the second period with goals by Pavel Datsyuk, Brian Rafalski, Darren Helm and Tomas Holmstrom. It didn’t stay smooth skating as the Coyotes clawed their way back into the game. Shane Doan tallied twice on the power play and Radim Vrbata added a third to keep things interesting.

Detroit managed to hold on to their slim one-goal lead to take a 2-0 series lead.

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

SERIES: 2-0 Detroit

No. 2 Philadelphia Flyers vs. No. 7 Buffalo Sabres
GAME 2: PHI 5 – BUF 4

PHILADELPHIA – The Flyers were on the verge of breaking through Ryan Miller in Game 1, and they were able to accomplish it Saturday when they lit him up for five goals. Sergei Bobrovsky, on the other hand, was also feeling it when the Sabres got three past him on only seven shots. Brian Boucher replaced the young rookie and only allowed one.

The stat sheet continued to grow as goals and penalties piled on. Six goals were scored within the first 13:14 of the game, and by the end of the period, 30 minutes of penalties were committed.

The game settled somewhat for the final two frames, but it was a nail-biter to the very end with the Flyers clinging to a one-goal lead.

Claude Giroux, Daniel Carcillo, James van Riemsdyk, Ville Leino and Danny Briere scored the Flyers while Thomas Vanek score twice and Andrej Sekera and Cody McCormick each got one.

NEXT GAME: Monday at 7 p.m.

SERIES: 1-1

No. 3 Boston Bruins vs. No. 6 Montreal Canadiens
GAME 2: BOS 1 – MTL 3

BOSTON – Trying to prove doubters wrong has become a difficult task for the Bruins as they fall against to the hands of the Canadiens.

Michael Cammalleri got things rolling for the Canadiens 42 seconds into the game and Mathieu Darche followed up with a power-play goal 97 seconds later to give Montreal a 2-0 lead.

The Bruins finally got on the board for the first time in the series after Patrice Bergeron tipped one past Carey Price in the second, but the Canadiens added one more roughly 10 minutes later from Yannick Weber.

The Bruins out-shot the Canadiens 11-3 in the third, but now find themselves down 0-2 in the series.

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

SERIES: 2-0 Montreal

No. 2 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Kings
GAME 2: LAK 4 – SJS 0

SAN JOSE – It was all Kings all night as they shutout the Sharks 4-0 to tie the series at one apiece.

Jack Johnson and Drew Doughty tallied in the first, Doughty scored another in the second and Kyle Clifford finished it off in the third.

Despite four goals against, no Shark player was below a minus-1, but 10 of them had that rating while the other eight were even. The Sharks also out-shot the Kings 34-23 in the game and could not convert on five power play opportunities.

NEXT GAME: Tuesday at 10:30 p.m.

SERIES: 1-1

EAST:

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

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

3. Boston Bruins – 0
6. Montreal Canadiens – 2

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 – 1

3. Detroit Red Wings – 2
6. Phoenix Coyotes – 0

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

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Categories: Ice Hockey, NHL, Sports, Stanley Cup Playoffs

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