Flyers Double Up Rangers, NHL Roundup


Published on April 21 2014 6:17 am
Last Updated on April 21 2014 6:17 am
Written by Millie Lange

Flyers Double Up Rangers

(New York, NY) -- Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period as the Flyers doubled up the Rangers 4-2 in Game Two of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at Madison Square Garden. Jakub Voracek, Jason Akeson and Wayne Simmonds also lit the lamp for Philadelphia, which evened the best-of-seven set at one game apiece. Ray Emery kicked aside 31 of the 33 shots he faced in the victory. The Flyers snapped a nine-game losing streak at MSG.  Martin St. Louis and Benoit Pouliot scored 4:14 apart in the first period to give the Blueshirts an early 2-0 lead, but the Flyers retaliated with four unanswered goals.  Henrik Lundqvist allowed three goals on 24 shots in defeat. The series shifts to Philly for Game Three on Tuesday.

Bruins Even Series With Red Wings

(Boston, MA) -- Four different players scored goals and Tuukka Rask made 34 saves as the Bruins beat the Red Wings 4-1 in Game Two of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at TD Garden. Justin Florek and Reilly Smith both scored first period goals for the B's, who evened the best-of-seven set at a game apiece. Milan Lucic gave Boston a 3-1 lead late in the second period, while Zdeno Chara lit the lamp early in the third for the Bruins. Luke Glendening scored the lone goal for the Wings, who blanked Boston 1-0 in Game One on Friday. Jimmy Howard allowed all four goals on 29 shots in defeat. The series shifts to Detroit for Game Three on Tuesday.

Canadiens Clip Lightning

(Montreal, Quebec) -- Tomas Plekanec scored the eventual game-winning goal early in the third period to help the Canadiens win 3-2 over the Lightning in Game Three of their Eastern Conference first round series.  The Habs are up 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. Rene Bourque and Brendan Gallagher also found the back of the net for Montreal, which also hosts Game Four on Tuesday. Carey Price allowed two goals on 29 shots in the win. Anders Lindback gave up all the goals on 31 attempts in defeat. Ondrej Palat and Matt Carle scored in defeat.

Sharks Roll Past Kings

(San Jose, CA) -- The Sharks scored seven unanswered goals after falling down in the first period to roll to a 7-2 win over the Kings in Game Two of their first round playoff series from San Jose.  Mike Brown, Raffi Torres and Justin Braun all lit the lamp in the second period for San Jose, which now has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set after outscoring L.A. 13-5 in the first two games. Joe Pavelski finished with a goal and two assists while Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also found the back of the net for the Sharks while Antti Niemi made 24 saves. Jake Muzzin and Trevor Lewis scored for the Kings in the first period before things unraveled.  Jonathan Quick allowed all seven goals on 40 shots for Los Angeles, which hosts Game Three on Tuesday.

Blackhawks, Blues Continue Series

(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks and Blues continue their playoff series tonight with Game Three from United Center. Chicago has lost the first two contests, both by a 4-3 score in overtime. Barret Jackman got the winner in Saturday's game for the Blues. The puck drops at 7:30 tonight.

The Blackhawks won't have defenseman Brent Seabrook tonight, or for the next two games after that. The NHL has suspended Seabrook three games for his vicious illegal hit on Blues' captain David Backes on Saturday. St. Louis has not said whether Backes will play tonight.

The Blackhawks are recalling goalie Jason LaBarbera and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck from Rockford of the AHL. LaBarbera was acquired from Edmonton on December 14. Dahlbeck had a career-high 35 points with Rockford this season in 75 games.

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville is lighter in the wallet. The NHL fined Quenneville $25,000 after an inappropriate gesture in Game One of their playoff series against the Blues late last week. Cameras caught Quenneville gesturing to officials and grabbing his groin.

Blues Unsure Of Backes' Status

(Chicago, IL) -- The Blues still aren't sure if captain David Backes will be able to suit up tonight. Backes sustained a vicious illegal hit from Chicago's Brent Seabrook Saturday and was knocked out of the game. Seabrook was suspended for three games for the infraction.   

Sunday, April 20 Scoreboard

NHL Playoffs

Philadelphia Flyers 4, New York Rangers 2
(Best-of-seven Eastern quarterfinal tied, 1-1)

Boston Bruins 4, Detroit Red Wings 1
(Best-of-seven Eastern quarterfinal tied, 1-1)

Montreal Canadiens 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
(Canadiens lead best-of-seven Eastern quarterfinal, 3-0)

San Jose Sharks 7, Los Angeles Kings 2
(Sharks lead best-of-seven Western quarterfinal, 2-0)

Monday, April 21 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL Playoffs

6:00 p.m. -  Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets
(Best-of-seven Eastern quarterfinal tied, 1-1)

6:00 p.m. -  Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild
(Avalanche lead best-of-seven Western quarterfinal, 2-0)

7:30 p.m. -  St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks
(Blues lead best-of-seven Western quarterfinal, 2-0)

8:30 p.m. -  Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars
(Ducks lead best-of-seven Western quarterfinal, 2-0)