Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blues, Rangers, Oilers Advance To Second Round

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continued on Saturday with three games.


At New York:

Mats Zuccarello scored twice (once on the power play) in the second periods as the New York Rangers eliminated the visiting Montreal Canadiens by winning their conference quarterfinal series four games to two after their 3-1 game-six victory.

The Rangers will next face the winner of the Boston-Ottawa series (which the Senators lead three games to two).


At St. Paul, Minnesota:

Magnus Paajarvi scored the game (and series)-winning goal at 9:42 of overtime as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in game five of their conference quarterfinal series and closed out the hosts four games to one.

The Blues will hosts the first two games of their upcoming conference semifinal series against the Nashville Predators.

At San Jose, California:

Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev each scored a second-period goal as the Edmonton Oilers finished off the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on the road and won their opening-round series four games to two.

The Oilers will next take on the Anaheim Ducks in a conference semifinal series with the first two contests taking place in Anaheim, California.

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