Friday, April 14, 2017

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pens, Blues Open Up 2-0 Series Leads; OT Win Enables Habs To Level Series With Rangers At 1-1

Four games were on the Friday schedule in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


At Montreal:

Alexander Radulov scored the winning goal 18:34 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens squared their conference quarterfinal series with the New York Rangers at one game apiece following their 4-3 game-two home victory.

At Pittsburgh:

Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 in game two of their opening round series, which the Penguins now lead two games to none.


At St. Paul, Minnesota:

Jaden Schwarts scored the winning goal with 2:27 remaining in regulation as the St. Louis Blues will take a two-games-to-none opening-round series advantage back home to the Gateway City after their game-two 3-2 road win over the Minnesota Wild.

At Edmonton, Alberta:

Zack Kassian and Connor McDavid each scored a shorthanded goal as the Edmonton Oilers leveled their conference quarterfinal series with the San Jose Sharks at one game apiece after their 2-0 game-two home victory.

Oilers' goaltender Cam Talbot stopped all 16 Sharks shots for his first career playoff shutout.

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