SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -Patrick Marleau scored his second game-winning goal of the playoffs 6:02 into overtime, and the top-seeded San Jose Sharks avoided first-round elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5 on Saturday night.
Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for the Sharks, who blew a two-goal lead early in the third period at the Shark Tank. San Jose stayed alive with a goal from its reconstituted top line when Joe Thornton circled the net and slipped the puck in front, where Devin Setoguchi and Marleau both hacked at it.
The puck landed behind Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller, who accidentally nudged it over the goal line. Video review confirmed the officials' call while the Sharks already were in their dressing room, preparing to move on to Game 6 on Monday night.
After San Jose's stars floundered in the first four games, they excelled in the first elimination game. Thornton and Setoguchi scored their first goals of the series while San Jose largely dominated the first two periods, but Ryan Carter and Corey Perry scored in the first 4:42 of the third to even it for Anaheim.
Hiller made 44 saves for the Ducks.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sergei Gonchar scored 2:19 into the third period and Pittsburgh eliminated Philadelphia in Game 6 of the first-round Eastern Conference series.
The Penguins, who beat the Flyers in the conference finals last year, have to wait to find out who they'll play next. Meanwhile, the Flyers have to wait another year to pursue their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975.
Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal in the second period and had an empty-netter in the final minute, Ruslan Fedotenko and Mark Eaton also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves. Mike Knuble and Joffrey Lupul scored 51 seconds apart late in the first period, and Daniel Briere had a power-play goal for the Flyers.
After the Penguins scored three straight goals to tie it in the second, Gonchar put them ahead in the third when he ripped a slap shot past Martin Biron.
CHICAGO (AP) - Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg scored 19 seconds apart in a three-goal first period, and Chicago beat Calgary to take a 3-2 series lead.
Game 6 is Monday night at in Calgary, where the Flames won Games 3 and 4 to even the first-round Western Conference series.
Chicago's Brent Seabrook opened the scoring on a power play 9:19 into the game and a little less than 2 minutes later, Sharp and Versteeg made it 3-0.
Calgary's Dustin Boyd cut it to 3-1 early in the second, but Andrew Ladd and Cam Barker countered for the Blackhawks. Nikolai Khabibulin made 19 saves for Chicago.