National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkMay 5, 2014 

New York, NY ( - Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second consecutive shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins posted a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Fleury blanked the Rangers on back-to-back nights, helping the Penguins claim a 2-1 lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal series. He followed up a 22-save performance in Sunday's 3-0 win at Pittsburgh by stopping 35 more shots in Game 3 on Monday. Sidney Crosby ended his 13-game playoff goal-scoring drought, but the woes continued for the Rangers' power play. New York totaled 10 shots while finishing 0-for-5 on the power play and has failed to score 34 straight times with the man advantage. Henrik Lundqvist faced only 15 shots and was beaten in the second period by Crosby and Jussi Jokinen. The Rangers played on back- to-back days for the second time in these playoffs (Games 6 and 7 in the first round against Philadelphia), and Monday's contest was their fifth in seven days overall. New York will look to even this series Wednesday night.

Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 1

Anaheim, CA ( - Alec Martinez scored the game-winner in the first period and Jonathan Quick turned away 36 shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of this Western Conference semifinal series from Honda Center. Marian Gaborik, the Game 1 hero, scored the first goal of the game while Dwight King added an empty-netter to seal the victory as the Kings now hold a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven series. Patrick Maroon scored the only goal of the game for the Ducks, who had won all three of their home games in a 4-2 series win over Dallas in the opening round. Jonas Hiller gave up two goals on 16 shots in the loss. This series now shifts to Los Angeles as the Kings will look to take a stranglehold when Game 3 takes place on Thursday night.

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