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Playoff Roundup - May 4

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 1-1

The Capitals sent shockewaves through New York City in Game 1 of this series, Joel Ward hammering home the game-winning goal at 19:59 of the third period.


Alex Ovechkin is setting playoff hockey tones better than he ever has before; Ovechkin has three points (2G, 1A) through the first two games of the series, and has points in four straight.

Is this Ovi's year?


THE SERIES: LIGHTNING LEAD 2-0

It's hard to top off a 2-1 2OT win at the Bell Centre.

But Tampa Bay managed to do it.

Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos, who was second in the NHL in goals scored during the regular season with 43, finally found the net after being held scoreless in eight games during the postseason.

Stamkos' tally was one of many in the Lightning's 6-2 Game 2 win; their power play erupted to score four of their six goals.

Back to Tampa with the Lightning up 2-0; the Canadiens may be a bit uptight.

"What does a Brandon Prust elbow pad go for on Ebay?"

TAMPA!

WESTERN CONFERENCE


THE SERIES: BLACKHAWKS LEAD 2-0

The Hawks came out of the gate hard to start this series, posting a 3-0 lead in the first period of game one. Minnesota though, fought back with three goals of their own before Rookie forward Teuvo Teravainen buried the game-winning goal to stung Minnesota's comeback attempt.

In game two, inches set the tone.

EEEEK!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

This series is going to Minnesota, where it's going to need some magic.


THE SERIES: DUCKS LEAD 2-0

The Ducks, now 6-0 during the playoffs, have tied a franchise record for consecutive wins to start a playoff push; it's the second time Anaheim has began the postseason with a 6-0 mark. This hasn't been done in a while.

The Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final to the Detroit Red Wings when theu began the postseason 6-0 in 2007-'08.

Can anyone stop the Ducks?


Tough to see that happening, especially if you're looking at Honda Center's scoreboard.

Goodness gracious.

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