Canadiens Win NHL Eastern Conference Semi Finals in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma listens to Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Alexei Ponikarovsky in the third period of the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in game seven of the NHL Eastern Conference Semi Finals at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on May 12, 2010. UPI/Archie Carpenter
Frans Nielsen set up a pair of first-period goals Monday and the New York Islanders stayed in the playoff hunt with a 3-1 win over slumping New Jersey.
High-scoring New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk will be out 2-to-4 weeks after suffering a shoulder injury, General Manager Lou Lamoriello said Sunday.
Al Montoya, subbing for an ill Ondrej Pavelec, responded with his third career shutout Saturday and the Winnipeg Jets edged Ottawa 1-0.
Matt Frattin and Phil Kessel brought Toronto from behind with third-period goals Thursday and the Maple Leafs held on to defeat Winnipeg 3-2.
Evander Kane scored 1:59 into overtime Sunday, completing a Winnipeg Jets comeback for a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders.
Martin Brodeur turned away 25 shots Saturday and the New Jersey Devils again avoided elimination in the Stanley Cup Finals with a 2-1 win over Los Angeles.
Alexei Ponikarovsky scored with 2:39 to go in the first overtime period Thursday, sending New Jersey to a 4-3 victory and a series lead over Philadelphia.
Petr Sykora scored the go-ahead goal with 8:40 to play in regulation Thursday, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over Detroit.
Ilya Kovalchuk started a stretch of four unanswered New Jersey goals Thursday in lifting the Devils to a 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay.
Martin St. Louis scored a hat trick, including the third-period game-winner, and Tampa Bay kept its playoff hopes alive with a 4-3 win over New Jersey.