NEW YORK, N.Y. - Martin St. Louis and Carl Hagelin scored 2:51 apart in the first period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves and the New York Rangers avoided elimination again with a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.
The matchup between the Metropolitan Division rivals will be decided in Game 7 at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Penguins, who led the series 3-1, failed in their first attempt to advance to the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-1 home loss on Friday.
This was a far cry from New York's disheartening 4-2 home loss in Game 4.
The Rangers are 9-2 in their past 11 games when facing elimination, dating to Game 6 of the first round in 2012 at Ottawa. New York has never won a series it trailed 3-1.
BLACKHAWKS 2, WILD 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews had a rebound goal early in the third period, and Chicago beat Minnesota to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
But the Blackhawks were back at the United Center, where they improved to 6-0 in this post-season and 17-2 over the past two playoffs.
Game 6 is Tuesday night in Minnesota, where the Wild are undefeated in this post-season.
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