NHL Playoffs roundup: Trouble for top seeds

NHL Playoffs roundup: Trouble for top seeds
May 7, 2013, 9:45 pm
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The Capitals had the night off in anticipation of tomorrow night's Game 4 against the New York Rangers, click here for more on Washington's plans for that game. Elsewhere in the NHL, there was a lot of playoff action. 

Tavares' 2 goals lift Isles into 2-2 series tie

By IRA PODELL, AP Sports Writer

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) John Tavares scored his second goal of the game with 9:49 left, and the New York Islanders tied their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night with a wild 6-4 victory.

Only the final lead was safe in Game 4.

Tavares slammed in his own rebound in front after Brad Boyes fed him following a turnover by Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. It was the Islanders' third one-goal advantage in the game and the one that earned them a 2-2 tie in the highly entertaining series that has featured 5-4 and 6-4 finishes at Nassau Coliseum. For more on this game, click here.

Kyle Turris' OT goal lifts Senators, 3-2

OTTAWA (AP) Kyle Turris scored 2:32 into overtime, lifting the Ottawa Senators past the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 to grab a 3-1 lead in their playoff series Tuesday night.

Turris' shot from the sideboards sneaked past Montreal backup goalie Peter Budaj, who came on for the injured Carey Price at the start of overtime.

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Sharp gets 2 goals, Blackhawks top Wild 3-0

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Patrick Sharp scored two goals for Chicago, and the Blackhawks ratcheted up their defense, putting the Minnesota Wild on the brink of elimination with a 3-0 victory Tuesday night.

Bryan Bickell also scored and Corey Crawford made 25 saves for the Blackhawks, who built a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven matchup.

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Sharks sweep Canucks with 4-3 win in OT

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.

Joe Pavelski scored his second power-play goal of the game to tie it with 4:27 left in regulation. Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who will now get a break before beginning the second round of the playoffs next week.

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