Three games were played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday.
Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each scored once on the power play while Braden Holtby saved 30 of 31 shots as the Washington Capitals avoided elimination with a 2-1 game-five home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, who can still wrap up the conference semifinal series with a game-six home win on Tuesday.
Dmitrij Jaskin scored what proved to be the game winner in the second period while Brian Elliot stopped 27 of 28 saves as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 on the road in game five of their conference semifinal series.
The Blues can wrap up the series with a home win back home in St. Louis in game six on Monday.
At San Jose, California:
Joe Pavelski scored twice (once on the power play) as the San Jose Sharks manhandled the visiting Nashville Predators 5-1 in game five of their conference semifinal series.
The Sharks can close out the Predators with a game-six victory in Nashville on Monday night.