NHL NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE
Nashville Predators goalie Tomas Vokoun takes a drink prior to game against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado January 3, 2006. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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.
Patrice Bergeron scored with 4:37 left in the second overtime Wednesday, putting Boston on the brink of the Stanley Cup Finals with a 2-1 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.
Colin Greening scored 7:39 into the second overtime Sunday and Ottawa bounced back in its second-round playoff series with a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Sidney Crosby produced a hat trick and Brenden Morrow scored the game-winner Friday, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 decision over 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.
Brooks Orpik scored 7:49 into overtime Saturday, sending the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders 4-3 for a first-round series victory.
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.