NHL roundup: Blackhawks clinch playoff
berth with win
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[March 28, 2016]
VANCOUVER, British Columbia --
Andrew Ladd scored the winning goal with 2:27 left in the third period
as the Chicago Blackhawks used a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks to
clinch their eighth straight playoff spot Sunday.
Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa had a two-on-one breakaway.
Instead of shooting, Toews dropped the puck back to Ladd, who beat
the Canucks' Ryan Miller for his 23rd goal of the season.
Tomas Fleischmann and Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the
Blackhawks, and Trevor van Reimsdyk had two assists.
Alex Burrows and Sven Baertschi scored for the Canucks, who saw
their losing streak extended to eight games (0-7-1). Vancouver has
been outscored (23-7) in that stretch and shutout four times in the
past six games.
Penguins 3, Rangers 2 (OT)
NEW YORK -- Pittsburgh kept its hopes of earning home-ice advantage
in the first round of the playoffs alive with an overtime win
against New York at Madison Square Garden.
Sidney Crosby scored with 29.5 seconds remaining in overtime when a
shot by Kris Letang bounced off Crosby and past Henrik Lundqvist.
The Penguins moved to within three points of the Rangers for second
place in the Metropolitan and hold a game in hand.
Eric Staal, scored twice for the Rangers and Lundqvist stopped 29
Matt Cullen and Phil Kessel, who had the second assist on the
game-winner, also scored for the Penguins, who received 25 saves
from Marc-Andre Fleury.
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Hurricanes 3, Devils 2
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Cam Ward came up a big after a midgame rough
stretch, and Carolina defeated New Jersey at PNC Arena.
Ward finished with 23 saves, stopping all nine shots in the third
Victor Rask scored twice and Ron Hainsey had a goal for the
Bobby Farnham and Travis Zajac scored for the Devils, who had a
three-game points streak snapped.
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