National Hockey League

 
            ***** National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules *****
                              (Saturday, April 25)
 
 
                   Final Score: NY Islanders 3, Washington 1
 
 Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikolay Kulemin scored the winning goal in
 the third period and the New York Islanders held on for a 3-1 victory over the
 Washington  Capitals  on Saturday to force  Game 7 in their Eastern Conference
 quarterfinal  series.  Whether it  was the  last game  at the Islanders' famed
 Nassau  Coliseum remains  to be seen. The  series will be decided on Monday in
 Washington.  The  Islanders, who  have  played  at  the Coliseum  since  their
 inception  in  1972, will  move to  Barclays Center  in Brooklyn starting next
 season.  John Tavares  and Cal  Clutterbuck also  scored while  Jaroslav Halak
 turned  aside 38  shots for the Islanders,  who are looking to win their first
 playoff  series  since the 1993 postseason.  John Carlson had the only goal of
 the game for the Capitals and Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots in the loss.
 
 
                      Final Score: Detroit 4, Tampa Bay 0
 
 Tampa,  FL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Petr  Mrazek posted  28 saves for his second
 shutout  of the series and the Detroit Red Wings took a 4-0 win over the Tampa
 Bay  Lightning in Game 5 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. There
 was  no  Detroit collapse in  this game, as  the team took  a 3-2 lead in this
 best-of-seven  series thanks  to goals from Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan, Drew
 Miller  and Danny DeKeyser.  In Game 4 on Thursday, the team allowed two goals
 in  the final six minutes of regulation, and eventually dropped a 3-2 decision
 in  overtime.  The Red  Wings will have  their first chance  to close out this
 series on Monday night at home when they host Game 6. Ben Bishop allowed three
 goals on 29 shots in the loss for the Lightning.
 
 
                      Final Score: Chicago 4, Nashville 3
 
 Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Duncan Keith scored with 3:48 remaining as
 the  Chicago Blackhawks sent the Nashville Predators packing with a 4-3 win in
 Game  6  of their  Western Conference quarterfinal  series. Keith's blast from
 the  left  point beat  traffic in  front and  got past  Pekka Rinne. Keith and
 Jonathan  Toews each  had one goal and two assists for the Blackhawks. Patrick
 Sharp  and  Patrick Kane each  tallied one goal  and one assist. Scott Darling
 got  the start  and gave up three  goals on 12 shots before being pulled 11:16
 into  the first period. Corey Crawford made 13 saves in his first action since
 Game  2. The  Blackhawks will  either  host the  Minnesota Wild  or visit  the
 St.  Louis  Blues in Game  1 of the second  round. Minnesota leads that first-
 round series 3-2. Rinne  made 28  saves, James Neal scored  two goals and Matt
 Cullen  scored  the  third goal  for  the  Predators,  who  also lost  to  the
 Blackhawks in the first round of the 2010 playoffs.
 
 
                      Final Score: Calgary 7, Vancouver 4
 
 Calgary,  AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Stajan's first career playoff goal was
 momentous,  helping the Flames advance in the postseason for the first time in
 11  years.  Stajan gave Calgary its  first lead of  the game with 4:17 left in
 regulation  and the  Flames  held on  for  a 7-4  victory  over the  Vancouver
 Canucks  in Game  6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Saturday. After
 Michael  Ferland  fanned on a rebound  in front, Stajan tracked down the loose
 puck  and  wristed a well-placed  shot over Ryan  Miller's shoulder to put the
 Flames  ahead 5-4.  Vancouver pulled  Miller with  over a  minute to  play and
 had a quality chance after  Henrik  Sedin barreled in  on net, but Karri  Ramo
 batted  the puck  away with his stick.  Jiri Hudler and Ferland each scored on
 the vacated cage to seal the win. Hudler  tallied  two goals and  two assists,
 Ferland  supplied  two goals  and a  helper and  Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan
 and Stajan  each chipped in with a goal  and two  assists for the Flames,  who
 will  face the Anaheim  Ducks in the next round. Jonas Hiller was pulled after
 allowing  two goals  on  three shots  a  little over  seven  minutes into  the
 game,  but  Ramo stopped  17 shots  in relief  to help  Calgary advance to the
 second round for the first time since a seven-game win over Vancouver in 2004.
 Jannik  Hansen finished with a goal and an assist and Luca Sbisa, Radim Vrbata
 and  Brandon McMillan all lit the lamp for the Canucks, who had Miller give up
 five goals on 31 shots.
 
 
 
 
 
 04/26 00:56:06 ET

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