Penguins Blank Rangers, Kings Get Past Ducks


Published on May 6 2014 1:30 am
Last Updated on May 6 2014 1:30 am
Written by Millie Lange

Penguins Blank Rangers In Game Three

(New York, NY) -- Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 35 shots he saw to send the Penguins to a 2-0 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in Game Three of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the playoffs while Jussi Jokinen added a tally for Pittsburgh, which holds a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 13 shots for New York, which outshot the Pens 35-15. The Rangers will host Game Four on Wednesday.

Quick Powers Kings Past Ducks

(Anaheim, CA) -- Jonathan Quick finished with 36 saves as the Kings dropped the Ducks 3-1 at the Honda Center in Game Two of their Western Conference semifinals series. Marian Gaborik scored 34 seconds into the game while Alec Martinez broke a 1-all tie later in the period. Dwight King tacked on an empty-netter for Los Angeles, which has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series and heads home for Game Three on Thursday. The Kings have won six straight games overall. Patrick Maroon had the lone goal for Anaheim. Jonas Hiller stopped 14 shots in defeat.

Blackhawks, Wild Clash Tonight

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Blackhawks and Wild resume their Western Conference semifinal series tonight in Minnesota. Chicago holds a 2-0 series lead after winning the first two games at home. The 'Hawks will be without winger Andrew Shaw, who has a lower-body injury. Tonight's game starts at 8:00.

Hurricanes Fire Head Coach

The Carolina Hurricanes have fired head coach Kirk Muller after three seasons. It's  the first  major personnel move for new general manager Ron Francis, who was elevated to the post just a week ago. Muller compiled a record of 80-80-27 during his tenure, including 36-35-11 this past season. The Hurricanes have not made the playoffs since 2009.

Monday, May 5 Scoreboard

NHL Playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins 2, New York Rangers 0
(Penguins lead best-of-seven Eastern semifinal, 2-1)

Los Angeles Kings 3, Anaheim Ducks 1
(Kings lead best-of-seven Western semifinal, 2-0)

Tuesday, May 6 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL Playoffs

6:00 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens
(Best-of-seven Eastern semifinal tied, 1-1)

8:00 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild
(Blackhawks lead best-of-seven Western semifinal, 2-0)