Capitals Knuble scores against Penguins in Washington
Washington Capitals Mike Knuble (22) scores against Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the second period at the Verizon Center in Washington on March 24, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
Tuukka Rask completed an outstanding series with a 26-save shutout Friday that put Boston in the Stanley Cup Finals with a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh.
Brad Marchand scored twice during a four-goal first period Monday and Boston rolled to a 6-1 rout of Pittsburgh in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
A hat trick from James Neal helped boost Pittsburgh into the Eastern Conference finals Friday with a series-clinching, 6-2 romp over Ottawa.
Jarome Iginla scored twice during an onslaught of six consecutive Pittsburgh goals Wednesday that carried the Penguins to a 7-3 rout of Ottawa.
Evgeni Malkin stayed hot with a goal and an assist Tuesday for Pittsburgh, which opened its second-round Eastern Conference series with a 4-1 win over Ottawa.
Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in his first playoff appearance in six years Thursday, carrying Pittsburgh to a 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders.
John Tavares scored the go-ahead goal in the third period Tuesday and the New York Islanders went on to best Pittsburgh 6-4, evening their playoff series.
Chris Kunitz fired home a goal 8:44 into overtime Sunday, hoisting Pittsburgh to a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders and a 2-1 lead in their playoff series.
Kyle Okposo put New York in front with 7:37 to play Friday and the Islanders held on for a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh that evened their playoff series.
Two goals from Pascal Dupuis and a shutout from Marc-Andre Fleury Wednesday propelled Pittsburgh to a 5-0 pounding of the New York Islanders.