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National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules(Thursday, April 24th)
Final Score: Boston 3, Detroit 2 (OT)
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarome Iginla was credited with the game- winner with 6:28 left in overtime, as the Boston Bruins scored three unanswered goals en route to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series from Joe Louis Arena. With just over 6 1/2 minutes left in the extra session, Dougie Hamilton threw a shot on net from just above the right circle that tipped off Iginla's stick in the circle before deflecting in off Danny DeKeyser's leg in front to give the Bruins a commanding 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. Boston trailed 2-0 early in the second, but Torey Krug potted a power-play goal just past the midpoint of the frame before Milan Lucic lit the lamp 1:15 into the third to tie the tilt. Tuukka Rask turned aside 35 shots for the Presidents' Trophy winners, who will look to close out the series when they welcome the Red Wings to Boston for Game 5 on Saturday. Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall tallied a goal and an assist apiece for Detroit, which saw No. 1 goaltender Jimmy Howard scratched just before the start of the game with the flu. Jonas Gustavsson, making his first career playoff start, stopped 37 shots in the setback. Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg returned from a 30-game absence and recorded one shot in just over 19 1/2 minutes of ice time.
Final Score: Minnesota 2, Colorado 1
St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Wild came home from Colorado down two games in their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Avalanche. Following consecutive stellar starts from goaltender Darcy Kuemper, they're leaving Minnesota with the series even at 2-2. Charlie Coyle and Jared Spurgeon each scored once while Kuemper turned aside 11-of-12 shots to send the Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Avalanche in Game 4 on Thursday from Xcel Energy Center. The 23-year-old Kuemper registered a 22-save shutout in his first-ever playoff start in Game 3 and followed that effort up by stopping the only five shots he faced in the third on Thursday to maintain Minnesota's one- goal lead. Kuemper got his second straight start in place of Ilya Bryzgalov, who allowed five goals on 31 shots in Game 1 and gave up three more on 14 shots in Game 2 before being replaced by Kuemper in the second period. Ryan O'Reilly registered the lone goal for Colorado, which will return home to host Game 5 on Saturday. Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots in the setback.
Final Score: Los Angeles 6, San Jose 3
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams each scored twice, Jonathan Quick stopped 36 shots and the Los Angeles Kings avoided a sweep with a 6-3 triumph over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. The game was tied 2-2 in the second before Williams and Tyler Toffoli tallied 2:54 apart late in the frame to send the Kings into the third with a 4-2 lead. Gaborik scored his second of the night 34 seconds into the third, and Quick, despite giving up a power-play goal to Joe Pavelski at 11:36, made enough saves down the stretch to extend Los Angeles' season. Dustin Brown added an empty-netter with 1:28 remaining to account for the final margin. James Sheppard and Matt Nieto each scored once for the Sharks, who still hold a 3-1 series lead and will take their second stab at closing out the Kings when they host Game 5 on Saturday. Antti Niemi allowed five goals on 26 shots before being pulled early in the third in favor of Alex Stalock, who made four saves in relief.
04/25 01:36:41 ET