Bruins Beat Canadiens, Ducks Clip King


Published on May 9 2014 1:20 am
Last Updated on May 9 2014 1:20 am
Written by Millie Lange

Bruins Beat Canadiens In OT

(Montreal, Quebec) -- Matt Fraser scored just over a minute into overtime to lift the Bruins to a 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game Four of their Eastern Conference semifinals from the Bell Centre. The win evens up the best-of-seven series at 2-2 with Game Five on Saturday in Boston. Tuukka Rask turned aside 33 shots in net for the victors. Carey Price stopped 34 of 35 shots in defeat.

Ducks Clip Kings To Avoid Huge Hole

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Ben Lovejoy's third period goal held up as the Ducks clipped the Kings 3-2 in Game Three of their Western Conference semifinal series at Staples Center. Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne also lit the lamp for Anaheim, which still trails 2-1 in the best-of-seven set. Jonas Hiller made seven saves in the final 9:58 after rookie Frederik Andersen left with a right leg injury.  Anderson had stopped 22-of-23 shots before exiting. Jeff Carter and Mike Richards both scored for the Kings, who host Game Four on Saturday. Jonathan Quick allowed all three goals on 22 shots in the setback.

Blackhawks At Wild

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Chicago Blackhawks are on the road tonight for Game Four of their Western Conference semifinals against the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks are up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. The Wild took Game Three 4-0 on home-ice to avoid a devastating 3-0 hole. Game Five is back at the United Center on Sunday.

The New York Rangers will try to stave off elimination when they head back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Penguins have won three straight following a series-opening loss and are looking to advance to the  East finals for the second straight year and the fourth time in seven seasons.

Thursday, May 8 Scoreboard

NHL Playoffs

Boston Bruins 1, Montreal Canadiens 0 (OT)
(Best-of-seven Eastern semifinal tied, 2-2)

Friday, May 9 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL Playoffs

6:00 p.m. - New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
(Penguins lead best-of-seven Eastern semifinal, 3-1)

8:30 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild
(Blackhawks lead best-of-seven Western semifinal, 2-1)

Anaheim Ducks 3, Los Angeles Kings 2
(Kings lead best-of-seven Western semifinal, 2-1)