Wild On Brink; Blackhawks Aim For Finishing Blow
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have been here several times before. Opponents on the brink of elimination against them have not fared well.
Since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews joined the team, the Blackhawks have not lost in any of the seven playoff series that were tied after four games. That's a 13-0 record in Games 5 and 6 of such matchups that were even at two each, including the Stanley Cup finals in 2010 against Philadelphia and 2013 against Boston.
The Blackhawks will test that perfect mark once more on Tuesday in Game 6 against the Minnesota Wild.
Tonight's face off is 8 o'clock.
Habs force a Game 7...Ducks nip Kings
MONTREAL (AP) — Each of the NHL's Eastern Conference semifinal series is going to a seventh game.
The Montreal Canadiens have stretched their series to the limit with a tidy 4-0 shutout of Boston. Lars Eller opened the scoring just 2:11 into the game, but it remained 1-0 until Max Pacioretty and Thomas Vanek scored 2:15 apart late in the second period. Vanek added a third-period goal following his power-play tally.
Carey Price stopped 26 shots for his fourth career playoff shutout.
Game 7 will be Wednesday in Boston, one day after Pittsburgh hosts the New York Rangers in Game 7 of their series.
Anaheim has a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals after beating the Kings for the third straight game.
Devante Smith-Pelly scored twice during an 83-second span early in the second period to give the Ducks a 3-1 lead in a 4-3 win over Los Angeles. Jakob Silfverberg added the eventual game-winner six minutes later to make it a 4-1 game.
John Gibson was sharp for the second straight game, stopping 39 shots after posting a shutout in his first playoff appearances.
Marian Gaborik had two goals for the Kings, who host Game 6 on Wednesday.