Last Night's Scores:
St. Louis Blues 4 @ Dallas Stars 1
Blues lead series 3-2
Brian Elliott made 12 third period saves to preserve the Blues' two goal lead before they sealed the deal with an empty netter.
Pittsburgh Penguins 1 @ Washington Capitals 3
Penguins lead series 3-2
The Capitals staved off elimination on home ice with 30 saves from Braden Holtby while Alex Ovechkin picked up a goal and an assist.
Nashville Predators 1 @ San Jose Sharks 5
Sharks lead series 3-2
Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, and Joe Thornton each had 2 points as the Sharks pushed the pesky Predators to the brink of elimination.
New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Lightning lead series 3-1
After two overtime wins by Tampa Bay in Brooklyn, they have their first opportunity to close out the Islanders on Sunday.
- Each series now has a team on the brink of elimination
- The Stars are down 3 games to 2 and we need a comeback to get that 1st round pick
- The home team has won all games in the Sharks-Preds series
- The Sharks have three of the top five playoff scorers right now (Couture, Burns, Pavelski)
1st Star of the Night:
Brian Elliott and his strong play especially in the third period finally helps the Blues keep a two goal lead in the playoffs. The Blues are headed home up 3-2 because of his strong play late in the game.
That's it for tonight, remember to vote in our poll below, and have a splendid rest of the weekend!