NHL playoff roundup: Hickey caps Isles' wild win vs. Panthers

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[April 18, 2016]  The Sports Xchange
 NEW YORK -- Thomas Hickey scored with 7:29 left in overtime Sunday night as the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at Barclays Center.

The Islanders lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. Game 4 is scheduled for Wednesday night at Barclays Center.

Ryan Pulock scored his first career playoff goal for the Islanders, who also received goals from Shane Prince and Frans Nielsen. Thomas Greiss recorded 36 saves.

Reilly Smith scored the Panthers' first goal and also finished with two assists. He has eight points in the three games. Aleksander Barkov and Nick Bjugstad also scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo made 35 saves.

Red Wings 2, Lightning 1

DETROIT -- Petr Mrazek made 16 saves for his third career playoff shutout in Detroit's win against Tampa Bay in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference first-round series at Joe Louis Arena.

Andreas Athanasiou and Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings. Ben Bishop made 28 saves for the Lightning.

The Lightning lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. Game 4 is Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena.

Blues 3, Blackhawks 2

CHICAGO -- Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period, and St. Louis held on for a win over Chicago.

Colton Parayko and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who erased a one-goal deficit with back-to-back goals in the third period. Brian Elliott stopped 44 of 46 shots to earn the victory.

St. Louis seized a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal.

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Brent Seabrook and Artem Anisimov scored for the Blackhawks while Corey Crawford turned aside 33 of 36 shots.

Predators 3, Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Shea Weber and Craig Smith scored in the second period to give Nashville a victory over Anaheim in the second game of their Stanley Cup Western Conference quarterfinal series in front of a sellout crowd of 17,174 at the Honda Center.

Mattias Ekholm added a goal, Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi each contributed two assists and goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 27 shots for the Predators, who take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Andrew Cogliano and Nate Thompson scored for the Ducks, who killed four of five penalties while receiving 24 saves from goalie John Gibson.


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