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All second-round playoff series reach Game 6

Sunday, 05.11.2014 / 1:30 AM / 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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All second-round playoff series reach Game 6
The Anaheim Ducks' 2-0 victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night assured that all four second-round series in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs will go at least six games.

The Anaheim Ducks' 2-0 victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday assured that all four second-round series in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs will go at least six games.

It's the first time that's happened since 2009 and the fourth time since the NHL began playing four rounds of playoffs in 1974.

In the Western Conference, the series between the Ducks and Kings, and the one between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild, are even at two wins apiece. In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins took a 3-2 lead in their series against the Montreal Canadiens with a 4-2 win in Game 5 on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Penguins lead the New York Rangers 3-2 in the other series and can advance to the conference final with a win in Game 6 on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

Three of the four second-round series in 2009 and 1986 went the full seven games. All four second-round series in 1999 were decided in six games.

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