Wild Even Up Series With Avs – NHL Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins are one victory away from another Stanley Cup playoff meeting with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Bruins are up three games to one in the first round after Jarome Iginla (uih-GIHN'-luh) scored with 6:28 left in overtime to complete Boston's 3-2 win at Detroit. The Red Wings took a 2-0 lead as Pavel Datsyuk (DAT'-sook) and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and an assist. Torey Krug (kroog) sparked the Bruins' comeback with a second-period goal before Milan Lucic (LOO'-cheech) knotted the score early in the third.
Tuukka (TOO'-kah) Rask stopped 35 shots for the Bruins, who can wrap up the series at home Saturday.
The Los Angeles Kings are still alive, forcing a fifth game with a 6-3 win against San Jose. The game was tied 2-2 until Justin Williams and Tyler Toffoli scored 2:54 apart late in the second period. Williams and Marian Gaborik each had two goals for the Kings, while Jonathan Quick stopped 36 shots.
The Sharks will make another attempt to advance to the conference semifinals when they host the Kings on Saturday.
Minnesota and Colorado are knotted at two games apiece following the Wild's stifling performance in a 2-1 win over the visiting Avalanche. The Wild limited the Avs to just 12 shots and blanked them until Ryan O'Reilly scored with 6:35 left in the second period. O'Reilly as the only Avalanche player with more than one shot on goal, finishing with two.
The Colorado goal came after Jared Spurgeon and Charlie Coyle scored to put the Wild ahead 2-0.
Semyon Varlamov (SEHM'-yahn vahr-LAH'-mahv) stopped 26 shots for the Avalanche, who host Game 5 on Saturday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Matt Cooke has apologized for the knee-to-knee hit on Colorado's Tyson Barrie. The Wild left wing drew a seven-game suspension from the NHL for the hit that knocked Barrie out of action for 4-6 weeks. Cooke said he did not intend to injure Barrie in a collision on the open ice.
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — Steve Mason will start Game 4 in goal for Philadelphia against the Rangers on Friday night. Mason hasn't started a game since suffering an upper-body injury on April 12. Ray Emery started the first three games for Philadelphia, who trail in the series 2-1.