National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules
(Friday, April 18th)
Final Score: Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 1
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - It isn't often the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning play a 60-minute game.Twenty-six saves by Carey Price and two goals by Rene Bourque helped make this the rare case. David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored and the Canadiens beat the Lightning 4-1 Friday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Canadiens took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series heading into Sunday's Game 3 in Montreal. They won Game 1 on Wednesday when Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime -- the fourth time in five meetings between the teams during this past season and the playoffs that one of their games was decided after regulation. On Friday, all the goals came in the second and third period, the first three against Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, who was pulled after Gallagher scored with 8:14 left. Price was within 1:59 of his first playoff shutout in three years before Teddy Purcell scored on a power play.
Final Score: Detroit 1, Boston 0
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 to play was the first and only marker of the game as the Detroit Red Wings surprised the Boston Bruins with a 1-0 victory in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. Detroit came into the game as the second wild card, its 23rd straight trip to the postseason, and faced a tall task in playing the Presidents' Trophy- winning Bruins in front of their home crowd. Through disciplined play and a 25-save shutout from Jimmy Howard, the Red Wings now have a 1-0 lead in this best-of-seven series. Boston came into this series as a heavy favorite and received 23 saves from Tuukka Rask, but couldn't solve Howard and have now lost home-ice advantage. Game 2 of this series will take place at TD Garden on Sunday afternoon.
Final Score: Anaheim 3, Dallas 2
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Frederik Andersen made 34 saves and the Anaheim Ducks grabbed a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series. A pair of one-goal wins by Anaheim in front of its home crowd has given the team a 2-0 lead in the best-of- seven series, which will switch to Dallas for the next two games starting Monday. Ryan Getzlaf posted a goal and an assist, while Andrew Cogliano and Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who are the top seed in the Western Conference. Getzlaf was hit in the face by a puck shot off the stick of Tyler Seguin in the closing seconds of the first game and suffered a deep facial laceration. He required multiple stitches to close the cut, but that x-rays were negative. Alex Chiasson and Ryan Garbutt each scored for the Stars and Kari Lehtonen give up three goals on 19 shots in the loss.
04/19 01:49:43 ET