Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Rangers, Sharks level Respective Series At 2-2; Blue Jackets Hold Off Penguins, Avoid Elimination

Three games were contested on  Tuesday as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued.


At New York:

Rick Nash and Jesper Fast each scored once while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 of 24 shots as the New York Rangers squared their conference quarterfinal series with the Montreal Canadiens at two games apiece following their 2-1 home triumph in game four.

At Columbus, Ohio:

Jack Johnson, Josh Anderson, Markus Nutivaara, William Karlssson, and Boone Jennerr each scored once as the Columbus Blue Jackets held off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 at home in game four of their first-round series and avoided elimination.

The Penguins, who still lead the series three games to one, can still finish off the Jackets with a game-five victory back home in Pittsburgh on Thursday night.


At San Jose, California:

Joe Pevalski and Logan Couture each scored twice (once each on the power play) while Martin Jones stopped all 23 shots for the shutout as the San Jose Sharks leveled their conference quarterfinal series with Edmonton at two games apiece by leveling the visiting Oilers 7-0 in game four.

Patrick Marleau and David Schlemko each also delivered a power-play goal for the Sharks.

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