National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

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Updated: May 9, 2013

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Final Score: Boston 4, Toronto 3 (OT)

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – David Krejci capped his hat trick with the winner at 13:06 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. With the puck in the Boston zone, Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf pinched up to make a hit on Nathan Horton just as Horton was making a pass and the puck got behind him. Krejci picked up the disc and skated down the left wing, snapping a shot from down low that beat James Reimer for the victory. Krejci scored his other two goals in the second period while Patrice Bergeron also had a goal in the second stanza for Boston, which now holds a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. Tuukka Rask made 45 stops in the win. Joffrey Lupul had a goal and an assist while Clarke MacArthur and Cody Franson also scored for the Maple Leafs, who dropped their first two home playoff games since 2004 to put the team in a deep hole. Reimer made 41 saves in the loss. Boston can close out this series on Friday when it hosts Game 5.

Final Score: NY Rangers 4, Washington 3

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Derek Stepan’s third-period goal proved to be the difference as the New York Rangers held off the Washington Capitals, 4-3, in Game 4 to even their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at two games apiece. Carl Hagelin registered a goal and two assists, while Dan Girardi and Brad Richards each scored once for the Rangers, who took both games at Madison Square Garden after falling down 0-2 on the road. Henrik Lundqvist backstopped the victory with 27 saves, including 14 in the final frame to help the Rangers hang on down the stretch. Mathieu Perreault posted a goal and an assist in the setback, with Troy Brouwer and Karl Alzner adding a tally apiece for the Capitals, who received 30 saves from Braden Holtby. Washington will look to respond from back-to-back setbacks Friday, when the series shifts back to the nation’s capital for Game 5.

Final Score: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 (OT)

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Slava Voynov scored the winner eight minutes into overtime as the Los Angeles Kings took a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series. Justin Williams picked up the puck in his own zone and skated down the left wing before passing the disc over to Anze Kopitar just before gaining the blueline. Kopitar then took it through the middle and fed it over to his right where Voynov let fly with a low wrister that beat Brian Elliott for the victory. Jeff Carter scored twice while Mike Richards added two assists for the Kings, who now hold a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series. Jonathan Quick turned away 34 shots to help Los Angeles head home for a potential series victory on Friday in Game 6. Alexander Steen and Alex Pietrangelo each posted a goal for the Blues, who got 22 stops from Elliott.

Final Score: Anaheim 3, Detroit 2 (OT)

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Nick Bonino buried the game winner 1:54 into overtime, as the Anaheim Ducks downed the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, in Game 5 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series from Honda Center. Ben Lovejoy set up Bonino’s deciding goal, as the Anaheim defenseman carried the puck below the Detroit goal line and worked around a defender before sliding a backhand pass through the crease to the low left side, where Bonino pounded in a one-timer to give Anaheim a 3-2 series lead. Ryan Getzlaf and Kyle Palmieri each scored once in regulation, while Jonas Hiller posted 29 saves for the Ducks, who will look to wrap up the series in Detroit on Friday. Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen registered a goal apiece in the setback, with Jimmy Howard stopping 31-of-34 shots for Detroit, which had won the previous two overtime games in this series.