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Playoff Roundup - April 27

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings

Throughout the NHL playoffs, LAKings.com will provide updates to each match up, documenting the most popular highlights, snippets from social media, and other happenings every Monday and Thursday of each week.

EASTERN CONFERENCE


THE SERIES: TIED 3-3

This series is giving the NHL it's first Game 7 of the postseason. The Islanders, who were possibly playing their final game ever at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Game 6 of the series on Saturday, pulled out a 3-1 win to extend the series to the limit.

Game 7 will take place Monday evening in Washington D.C. at the Verizon Center; the Islanders were victorious in Game 1 of the series in the Capitals' home building.


THE SERIES: RANGERS WIN 4-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Rangers for the second consecutive season. Although the Rangers won the series in five games, it may have been closer than that dictates. All four of the Penguins' losses came in 2-1 affairs - two of those in OT.

New York's Carl Hagelin netted the series-clinching goal to send the Penguins packing.



THE SERIES: RED WINGS LEAD 3-2

The Detroit Red Wings have shocked the league so far, leading their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. Steven Stamkos, who was second in the NHL with 43 goals scored during the regular season, has yet to find the net in this series - the Red Wings holding him to just two assists through five games.

Rookie goaltender has shut out the Lightning twice in the series, including Detroit's 4-0 Game 5 victory. The Red Wings' offense was there for support.

Can the Wings clinch the series with a Game 6 win at Joe Louis Arena?



THE SERIES: CANADIENS WIN 4-2

The Senators gave it their all, but the Canadiens proved to be too powerful for the young Ottawa club. After winning two straight games to extend the series to a sixth game, Ottawa fell to Montreal 2-0 and were eliminated from ther playoffs.

Brendan Gallagher buried the game-winning goal in the Canadiens' clinching game - a very impressive one at that.

The Senators were thought to have had tied the game in the second period, but a quick whistle nixed Ottawa's bid.

The Senators' 2-0 loss in Game 6 was the first time Ottawa had been shutout all season - a total of 95 games.


WESTERN CONFERENCE


THE SERIES: FLAMES WIN 4-2

Vancouver took what looked to be a commanding 3-0 lead in Game 6 of this series, but the Calgary Flames stormed back to win the game 7-4 - eliminating the Canucks from the postseason.

Matt Stajan potted the game-winning goal with less than five minutes to play in regulation - here's how it sounded.




THE SERIES: DUCKS WIN 4-0

Do you even still remember this series?


THE SERIES: BLACKHAWKS WIN 4-2

Chicago eliminated the Predators with a Game 6 win on home ice. After being down 2-0 early, the Blackhawks rallied back to tie the game 3-3 with Patrick Kane's goal in the final seconds of the first period. Duncan Keith buried the game-winner with just over three minutes to play in regulation, sending the Predators home for the season.




THE SERIES: WILD WIN 4-2

Zach Parise's shorthanded goal got things rolling for Minnesota in their Game 6 victory - beating the Blues and eliminating St. Louis from the postseason.

Vladimir Tarasenko couldn't do it himself...



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