Chris Neil scored 1:17 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 2 to even their best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference first-round series.
NEW YORK — Chris Neil scored 1:17 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 2 to even their best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference first-round series Saturday night.
Neil got to a loose puck off a rebound and backhanded the puck past goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
The Rangers, seeded No. 1 in the East, led 2-1 before Nick Foligno tied the score with 4:37 left in regulation.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Bryan Bickell scored his second goal 10:36 into overtime and Chicago beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 to even their first-round Western Conference series at 1-1.
Patrick Sharp of the Blackhawks forced OT by deflecting a Brent Seabrook shot into the net with 5.5 seconds left in regulation.
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at Bruins 1 (2 OT)
Nicklas Backstrom scored 2:56 into the second overtime to give Washington a victory over defending champion Boston and even their first-round East series at a game apiece.
Braden Holtby of the Capitals stopped 43 shots in his second career playoff game.
At Blues 3, Sharks 0
Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak combined for a shutout, San Jose put itself in an early hole when Marc-Edouard Vlasic tapped the puck into his own net and St. Louis evened the first-round West series at 1-1.
Elliott made 17 saves after Halak, who had 12 stops, left with an undisclosed lower-body injury early in the second period.
• Caroline Ouellette scored 1:50 into overtime, lifting Canada to a 5-4 victory over the three-time defending champion United States in the gold-medal game of the Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vt.