NHL roundup: Caps, Stars, Isles advance
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[April 25, 2016]
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PHILADELPHIA -- In a series that
highlighted their offensive inefficiencies, the Philadelphia Flyers did
everything they could in the final 10 minutes Sunday to change the
narrative and stave off elimination for the third-straight game.
But Braden Holtby never broke.
The Washington goalie stopped all 26 shots the Flyers threw his way,
including all 11 in the third period, and the Capitals escaped Wells
Fargo Center with a 1-0 win after finally getting a puck past Michal
Washington moves on to the second round, where the Pittsburgh
The Capitals finally solved Neuvirth 8:59 into the second period.
Alex Ovechkin made a strong play to keep the puck in the offensive
zone. The Capitals captain moved the puck to the slot to Marcus
Johansson as Nicklas Backstrom camped out and readied a one-timer on
the right wing. Johansson wasted no time and fed Backstrom for a 1-0
Stars 5, Wild 4
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Dallas built a big lead and needed all of it to
clinch their first-round playoff series with Minnesota.
John Klingberg, Jason Spezza, Patrick Sharp, Jamie Benn and Alex
Goligoski scored and Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves as the Stars
advanced past Round 1 for the first time since 2008.
The Wild got 19 saves from Devan Dubnyk, a pair of goals from Jared
Spurgeon and single goals from Jonas Brodin and Jason Pominville.
Islanders 2, Panthers 1 (2OT)
NEW YORK -- John Tavares forced overtime by scoring in the final
minute of regulation and then scored the game-winning goal with 9:19
left in second overtime as the New York eliminated Florida in Game 6
of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Barclays Center.
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The Islanders won in overtime three times on their way to taking the
series 4-2. New York will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the
conference semifinals beginning later this week.
Thomas Greiss made 41 saves for the Islanders. Jonathan Huberdeau
scored in the first period for the Panthers while Roberto Luongo
made 49 saves.
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