Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals: Day 9

The Vancouver Canucks have been outscored 12-2 in the last two games as they fail to close out the series again. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

The Vancouver Canucks have been outscored 12-2 in the last two games as they fail to close out the series again. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

No. 3 Boston Bruins at No. 6 Montreal Canadiens
GAME 4: BOS 5 – MTL 4, OT

MONTREAL – These playoffs are proving that no lead is safe and that any team can turn it around in a game and make a comeback.

Montreal’s Brent Sopel scored the lone goal in the first period, but the second saw a rush of scores from both sides.

Michael Ryder gave Boston the equalizer, but Michael Cammalleri and Andrei Kostitsyn gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead. It was short lived as Andrew Ference and Patrice Bergeron tied it up once again.

P.K. Subban gave the Canadiens their third lead of the game off a power-play goal 1:39 into the third, but once again the Bruins refused to quit as Chris Kelly tied it at 4 and the game went to overtime.

Ryder, who scored the first Bruins goal of the game, had the honors of also scoring the last 1:59 into overtime and tying the series 2-2.

After his goal, Ference “flipped the bird” to the fans at the Bell Centre. He was fined $2,500 for his actions.

NEXT GAME: Saturday at 7 p.m.

SERIES: 2-2

No. 1 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 8 Chicago Blackhawks
GAME 5: VAN 0 – CHI 5

VANCOUVER – The Blackhawks continue to battle their way back against the Canucks. They dominated the game from top to bottom and once again drove Roberto Luongo out of the net after slipping four goals by him in 21:15. Cory Schneider let in one goal again.

Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith both had two goals in the game and Patrick Kane scored his first of the series.

The Canucks out-shot the Blackhawks 15-6 in the third period, but Corey Crawford was up to the task and preserved his shutout.

The Blackhawks are now 2-0 since Dave Bolland returned to the lineup. Brent Seabrook almost missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury.

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

SERIES: 3-2 Vancouver

No. 2 San Jose Sharks at No. 7 Los Angeles Kings
GAME 4: SJS 6 – LAK 3

LOS ANGELES – It took until the second period for any goals to be scored, but once it started, the Sharks kept them rolling.

Ryane Clowe potted two and Jason Demers added one of his own in the span of 5:30 to take a 3-0 lead. The Kings climbed back within one off goals from Brad Richardson and Justin Williams, but the Sharks tallied three more in the third from Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Torrey Mitchell. Alexei Ponikarovsky scored the lone goal in the third for the Kings.

The Sharks now have a commanding 3-1 lead over the Kings in the series.

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

SERIES: 3-1 San Jose

EAST:

1. Washington Capitals – 3
8. New York Rangers – 1

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

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

4. Pittsburgh Penguins – 3
5. Tampa Bay Lightning – 1

WEST:

1. Vancouver Canucks – 3
8. Chicago Blackhawks – 2

2. San Jose Sharks – 3
7. Los Angeles Kings – 1

3. Detroit Red Wings – 4
6. Phoenix Coyotes – 0

4. Anaheim Ducks – 2
5. Nashville Predators – 2

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