Saturday's NHL Playoff Capsules
Sunday, May 1, 2011
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Suter tied the game with 67 seconds left and Matt Halischuk won it 14:51 into double overtime as the Nashville Predators beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Saturday night and tied the Western Conference semifinal series 1-1.
After Pekka Rinne made several acrobatic game-saving stops in extra time, Halischuk took a cross-ice pass from Nick Spaling and fired a quick shot over a diving defender and past the glove of goalie Roberto Luongo.
Alex Burrows scored a short-handed goal two minutes into the second period and it appeared Luongo would make it stand up for his second straight shutout in the series. But Suter tied it on Nashville’s 36th shot.
Luongo finished with 44 saves, and Rinne stopped 32 shots.
Game 3 is Tuesday at Nashville.
Bruins 7, Flyers 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Krejci and Brad Marchand each scored two goals, and Boston took out its frustration from one of the great collapses in postseason history with a win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Bruins chased goalie Brian Boucher by taking a 5-1 lead in the second period. New round, same problem for the Flyers. Philadelphia used two goalies in three of its seven first-round games against Buffalo.
For the second straight season, the Bruins lead the Flyers in the second round. The Bruins led 3-0 a year ago, then the Flyers became the third NHL team to rally with four straight victories to win a best-of-seven series.
Nathan Horton, Mark Recchi and Gregory Campbell also scored for Boston.
Game 2 is Monday in Philadelphia.