Chris Kunitz scored his second power-play goal of the game 8:34 into overtime, off a pass from Sidney Crosby, and the Pittsburgh Penguins shook off an early deficit and a late blown lead to beat the New York Islanders 5-4 on Sunday in Game 3 of the first-round series.
The Eastern Conference’s top seed rode severe ups and downs in taking a 2-1 series lead.
Senators 6, Canadiens 1: Jean-Gabriel Pageau got his first NHL hat trick Sunday, and Ottawa took a 2-1 series lead thanks to a four-goal third period. The teams combined for 236 penalty minutes, and nine players were given a game misconduct.
Capitals 1, Rangers 0: Henrik Lundqvist and Braden Holtby kicked, swiped, caught and just kept getting in the way of the puck Saturday, matching each other save-for-save for a second shy of 68 minutes, until Mike Green scored the power-play goal in overtime to give Washington a 2-0 series lead.
Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 2: Joffrey Lupul scored two goals, and Toronto evened the series at one game apiece by coming out much more aggressively Saturday than it did in a 4-1 loss in Game 1.
Duckes 4, Red Wings 0: Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim on a second-period power play Saturday – 18 seconds after Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader was ejected for a violent hit on Toni Lydman – and Anaheim grabbed a 2-1 series lead.
Kings 1, Blues 0: Jonathan Quick made 30 saves in his fifth career playoff shutout Saturday, and Slava Voynov scored a goal as Los Angels trimmed St. Louis’ series lead to 2-1.