NHL-Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games
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[May 11, 2017]
May 10 (The Sports Xchange)
Penguins 2, Capitals 0
Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist scored goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made
29 saves, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington
Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semi-final
The Penguins, who continued their postseason mastery of the
Capitals, will face the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference
Rust made it 1-0 midway through the second period, and Hornqvist
doubled the lead early in the third.
Pittsburgh eliminated the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals in the
conference semi-finals for the second season in a row, and the
Penguins have won nine of 10 postseason series between the teams.
Ducks 2, Oilers 1
Nick Ritchie scored the decisive third-period goal, and John Gibson
made 23 saves as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1
in Game 7 of their Western Conference semi-final series on
The Ducks advance to the Western Conference finals to meet the
Nashville Predators. The series is scheduled to start on Friday in
Anaheim won a Game 7 for the first time in five playoff seasons.
They had been eliminated from the postseason at home each of the
Drake Caggiula scored the Edmonton goal in the first period, and
Andrew Cogliano responded for the Ducks in the second. Oilers goalie
Cam Talbot made 28 saves.
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Anaheim took the lead on Ritchie's second goal of the
playoffs at 3:21 of the third period. Sami Vatanen gained possession
in the right corner of the Anaheim offensive zone and found an
unguarded Ritchie in the right faceoff circle.
Ritchie drilled a wrist shot past Talbot's stick side with Corey
Perry earning the secondary assist.
Cogliano scored his first goal of the postseason at 8:55 of the
middle period. He backhanded a rebound of an initial Ryan Kesler
shot during a goalmouth scramble with Brandon Montour earning the
Edmonton jumped on top thanks to Caggiula's unassisted goal, his
third of the postseason at 3:31 of the first period. Caggiula got
credit for the goal when he forechecked Ducks defenseman Shea
Theodore directly in front of the Anaheim net and the puck trickled
(Compiled by Peter Rutherford)
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