Martin St. Louis and Carl Hagelin scored 2 minutes, 51 seconds apart in the first period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves as the New York Rangers avoided elimination again with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.
The matchup between the Metropolitan Division rivals will be decided in Game 7 Tuesday night at Pittsburgh.
Derick Brassard pushed the Rangers' lead to 3-1 in the second period. Brandon Sutter scored the lone goal for the Penguins, who got 26 saves from Marc-Andre Fleury.
Blackhawks 2, Wild 1 - Jonathan Toews had a rebound goal early in the third period, and host Chicago beat Minnesota to take a three-games-to-two series lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
Bryan Bickell also scored and Corey Crawford made 27 saves as Chicago bounced back from consecutive losses in Minnesota that had given the momentum to the Wild.
Boston forward Shawn Thornton was fined more than $2,800 for squirting water from the bench at Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban in the final minute of their playoff game.
Gibson gets nod
Anaheim rookie goalie John Gibson earned a Game 5 start at home Monday night at the Honda Center, coach Bruce Boudreau said Sunday.
The 20-year-old made 28 saves in a 2-0 win Saturday night that tied the Ducks' Western Conference semifinal series with the Los Angeles Kings, 2-2.
- Associated Press