Colorado Takes Two Game Lead
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead.
The Wild were unable to contain the quickness of teenager Nathan MacKinnon, who had a goal and three assists. Stastny, the star of Game 1, also had a goal and three assists. His empty-netter sealed the win after Marco Scandella made it a one-goal game with 1:19 remaining.
Charlie Coyle also scored early for the Wild.
Game 3 is Monday in Minnesota.
Jackets rally to beat Pens...Blues win again
UNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets turned the tables on the Pittsburgh Penguins to pick up their first-ever Stanley Cup playoff victory.
Matt Calvert scored 70 seconds into double-overtime to complete the Blue Jackets' comeback in a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh. The Jackets rallied from a 3-1 deficit, one game after they blew a 3-1 lead in a 4-3 loss to the Pens in Game 1.
Calvert also sparked the comeback with a goal 7 ½ minutes into the second period. Jack Johnson tied it with 6:01 left in regulation, and Columbus killed a penalty just before Calvert notched his second of the night.
Brian Gibbons scored twice in a 54-second span to put the Penguins ahead 2-0 just 4:24 in.
Game 3 is Monday in Columbus.
The St. Louis Blues head to Chicago after winning a pair of overtime games on home ice in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Barrett Jackman scored 5:50 into OT to complete the Blues' comeback in a 4-3 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks grabbed a 3-2 lead on goals by Brent Seabrook and Michel Rozsival 1:45 apart in the third period. But Seabrook became the goat by drawing a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct, allowing Vladimir Tarasenko to score a power-play goal with 6.4 seconds left.
Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and two assists for the Blues, who next play Monday at United Center.