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NHL Playoff Capsules

Friday, 05.09.2014 / 1:45 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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NHL Playoff Capsules

MONTREAL - Matt Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal series 2-2.

Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up Wednesday from Providence of the American Hockey League, Fraser jumped into a scramble in front of goalie Carey Price and slid the puck under him into the net.

Fraser scored after Johnny Boychuk's shot from the point took a high hop off the end boards and Price and defenceman Mike Weaver had trouble controlling the bouncing puck.

Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for Boston, and Price stopped 34 shots.

Game 5 is Saturday night in Boston.

DUCKS 3, KINGS 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, Corey Perry got his first goal of the series, and Anaheim trimmed Los Angeles' series lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference semifinals.

Jonas Hiller made seven saves in the final 9:58 after rookie goalie Frederik Andersen left with a right leg injury for the Ducks, who bounced back from two narrow losses in Anaheim to open the series.

Ben Lovejoy added a goal with 2:55 to play as Anaheim snapped the Kings' six-game winning streak.

Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored and Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots for the Kings, who hadn't lost since Game 3 of their stunning first-round series against San Jose.

Game 4 is Saturday night at Staples Center.

Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh