Blues Beat Blackhawks In Triple OT


Published on April 18 2014 6:14 am
Last Updated on April 18 2014 6:14 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blues Beat Blackhawks In Triple OT

(St. Louis, MO) -- Alexander Steen found the back of the net less than 30 seconds into the third overtime to lift the Blues to a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks in their Western Conference First Round series. Jaden Schwartz tied the game at three with 1:45 left in regulation for St. Louis, which takes a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-seven set. Ryan Miller allowed three goals on 42 shots for the win. Corey Crawford gave up all four goals on 52 attempts in defeat.  Brent Seabrook tallied a goal and an assist for Chicago, which scored all three goals in the first period. St. Louis hosts Game Two Saturday.

Rangers Pound Flyers In Game One

(New York, NY) -- Jason Akeson's four minute double minor in the third period did the Flyers in as they fell to the Rangers, 4-1, in Game One of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored 47 seconds apart on the power play to give New York a 3-1 lead. Carl Hagelin added another later to conclude the Blueshirts three-goal final period. Henrik Lundqvist allowed Andrew MacDonald to score on the Flyers first shot of the game and then turned away the next 14 attempts. Philly led 1-0 before Mats Zuccarello knotted the game at one midway through the first period. Ray Emery gave up four goals on 36 shots in the loss.

Avalanche Rally Past Wild In OT

(Denver, CO) -- Paul Stastny scored the game-winning goal 7:27 into overtime as the Avalanche rallied past the Wild 5-4 in Game One of their Western Conference quarterfinal series at the Pepsi Center. Stastny also lit the lamp with 13.4-seconds left in regulation to force OT. Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn added goals for the Avs, who take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven set. Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves in the victory.  Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter, Erik Haula and Kyle Brodziak all scored for Minnesota. Ilya Bryzgalov allowed all five goals on 31 shots in defeat. Game Two is Saturday in Denver.

Sharks Hang On To Beat Kings

(San Jose, CA) -- The Sharks scored five goals in the first two periods en route to a 6-3 victory over the Kings in Game One of their Western Conference quarterfinals matchup at the SAP Center. Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl and Marc-Edouard Vlasic all had a goal and an assist for the Sharks. Antti Niemi blocked 31 shots for San Jose, which takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Jake Muzzin, Slava Voynov and Trevor Lewis each scored a goal in the third period for the Kings. Jonathan Quick had 23 saves while allowing five goals before being yanked in favor of Martin Jones. Game Two takes place Sunday in San Jose.

Thursday, April 17 Scoreboard

NHL Playoffs

New York Rangers 4, Philadelphia Flyers 1
(Rangers lead best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal, 1-0)

St. Louis Blues 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3 (3OT)
(Blues lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal, 1-0)

Colorado Avalanche 5, Minnesota Wild 4 (OT)
(Avalanche lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal, 1-0)

San Jose Sharks 6, Los Angeles Kings 3
(Sharks lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal, 1-0)

Friday, April 18 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL Playoffs

6:00 p.m. - Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning
(Canadiens lead best-of-seven Eastern quarterfinal, 1-0)

6:30 p.m. - Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins
(Game One of best-of-seven Eastern quarterfinal)

9:00 p.m. - Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks
(Ducks lead best-of-seven Western quarterfinal, 1-0)