Blackhawks Rout Wild, NHL Playoff Roundup, Schedule
Published on May 10 2013 6:51 am
Last Updated on May 10 2013 6:51 am
Written by Millie Lange
Blackhawks Rout Wild To Advance To West Semifinals
(Chicago, IL) -- Marian Hossa tallied two goals and an assist to lead the Blackhawks to a 5-1 rout of the Wild and into the Western Conference semifinals. Marcus Kruger added a goal and a helper, while Patrick Sharp and Andrew Shaw also lit the lamp for the 'Hawks, who win the best-of-seven set four-games-to-one. Corey Crawford made 19 saves in the victory. Crawford says it is nice to advance unlike series past.
Torrey Mitchell scored the lone goal for the Wild, who were in the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08. Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper combined to stop just 26-of-31 shots in defeat.
Senators Advance To Second Round
The Senators are into the second round of the postseason. The Sens dismissed the second-seeded Canadiens 6-1 in Game Five of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Pens Blank Isles For 3-2 Series Lead
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Tyler Kennedy and Douglas Murray scored 1:22 apart during a three-goal second period as the Penguins blanked the Islanders, 4-0, in Game Five of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Sidney Crosby also lit the lamp in the second period, while Kris Letang tallied in the third for the Pens, who take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven set.
Tomas Vokoun made his first playoff start in six years in place of the struggling Marc-Andre Fleury, who allowed 14 goals in the previous three games. Vokoun made 31 saves for his second career postseason shutout. The Pens also benched Tanner Glass, Jussi Jokinen and Mark Eaton, with Kennedy, Simon Despres and Joe Vitale taking their spots. Evgeni Nabokov yielded all four goals on 27 shots in 45-plus minutes of action for New York. Kevin Poulin stopped all four shots the rest of the way. The Isles host Game Six Saturday.
Crosby, Ovechkin, St. Louis Lindsay Award Finalists
(New York, NY) -- Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis are the finalists for this year's Ted Lindsay Award. It's presented annually to the NHL's top performer as voted on by by the Players' Association. The winner will be revealed during the Stanley Cup Final.
Thursday, May 9 Scoreboard
Ottawa Senators 6, Montreal Canadiens 1
(Senators win best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 4-1)
Pittsburgh Penguins 4, New York Islanders 0
(Penguins lead best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 3-2)
Chicago Blackhawks 5, Minnesota Wild 1
(Blackhawks win best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals, 4-1)
Friday, May 10 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
(Bruins lead best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 3-1)
6:30 p.m. - New York Rangers at Washington Capitals
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals tied, 2-2)
7:00 p.m. - Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings
(Ducks lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals, 3-2)
9:00 p.m. - St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings
(Kings lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals, 3-2)