- Toews gets 2 to force OT, but Hawks drop Game 5 to Ducks 5-4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks' famed playoff tenacity.
- Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was headed into an overtime where everything seemed tilted toward Chicago.
- Blackhawks-Ducks Sums
First Period_1, Anaheim, Fowler 2 (Thompson, Cogliano), 5:10. 2, Anaheim, Kesler 6 (Silfverberg, Beauchemin), 5:42. 3, Anaheim, Vatanen 3 (Getzlaf), 14:37. Penalties_Seabrook, Chi (cross-checking), 10:18.
- Rangers once again facing elimination, been there, done that
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers will need another comeback to keep their Stanley Cup drive alive.
- Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0
NEW YORK (AP) — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL's most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history.
- Lightning-Rangers Sums
First Period_None. Penalties_Tampa Bay bench, served by Kucherov (too many men), 4:37; Staal, NYR (interference), 7:23; Johnson, TB (slashing), 15:01.
- Blackhawks stay patient and perfect in postseason overtime
CHICAGO (AP) — One lucky bounce.
- Ducks lose 5-4 to Blackhawks in Game 4 of Western final
CHICAGO (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks keep swinging away against the Chicago Blackhawks. They are hoping their depth pays off in the final stretch of the Western Conference finals.
- Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final
CHICAGO (AP) — Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime.
- Ducks-Blackhawks Sums
First Period_1, Chicago, Saad 4, 19:13 (sh). Penalties_Maroon, Ana (roughing), 9:08; Sharp, Chi (slashing), 9:08; Silfverberg, Ana (holding), 12:48; Seabrook, Chi (slashing), 17:40.
- Lightning's Ben Bishop on spot after giving up 10 goals
NEW YORK (AP) — Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
- Lightning stymied by Lundqvist in 5-1 loss to Rangers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning tested Henrik Lundqvist again — and this time the New York Rangers goalie passed with high marks.
- Lundqvist stands tall, Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers.
- Battle in front of nets key to reaching Stanley Cup final
CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive.
- Rangers-Lightning Sums
First Period_1, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 3 (Hayes, Hagelin), 17:18. Penalties_St. Louis, NYR (interference), 8:01; Stralman, TB (interference), 12:13.